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I would urge you to rethink your comments

Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Meyrem Hussein (United Kingdom), Nov 7, 2002 at 07:08

...Jihad, in Islam, is not aggressive, violent war. It means struggle - and, in the main, an inward struggle to live in the right way. This is by far the greatest meaning of Jihad. The lesser, more subsidiary meaning, is the idea that armed struggle is made permissible in the case of aggression - saving the community is necessary if it is being attacked. This is not a radical or unpleasant idea - the US itself responds with aggression when it sees itself attacked...

Nowhere in the Qur'an is suicide bombing or terrorism condoned - it is outlawed. Islam is merely a sensible, moderate guide to living a righteous life and having faith in one God...

I would urge you to rethink your comments...
Meyrem Hussein

[I am a graduate in History from Cambridge University, England and a trainee journalist in London. I am also a (not extremist) Muslim with a Turkish Cypriot background (Turkish Cypriots are generally fairly secular, as I am sure you know)]

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