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Jihad can be good

Reader comment on item: Bush Declares War on Radical Islam

Submitted by Jess (United States), Oct 12, 2005 at 09:25

This article faults Bush for implying that "jihad is a good thing." But jihad CAN be a good thing, when it is defined as a Muslim's struggle for piety and closeness to God and his teachings. I think the President was right and that this article is wrong for implying that all jihad is bad.

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