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Harvard Loves Jihad

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Submitted by Irving D. Cohen (United States), Jun 11, 2002 at 19:54

I am at a loss to understand what the heck are Harvard University and many other of the so-called "enlightened higher educational institutions" are trying to prove?! Do they love the Arab dollars so much that they are willing to sell their birthrights for that mess of porridge called Islamism? It's bad enough that they are allowing their institutions to become flooded with these fanatical propaganda machines parading as students, but to back them in a conflict such as this is beyond understanding.

As Daniel Pipes, Bernard Lewis and many other scholars have pointed out repeatedly and forcefully, the meaning of the word "jihad" is clearly defined as a military action -- -- a fight to spread the power of Islam by force, and any attempts, under the present circumstances, to define that word as an innocent battle with one's conscience, or in any other innocuous way, borders on the idiotic...

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