Saturday, August 23, 2014
All is fair in Jihad?-2
A fair and even handed discussion which is the very important is missing in the Islamic world right now as it seems that the current extremist version of Jihad is silently being supported by the majority of Muslims. I know that it is not true but secretly the Muslims are very vocal about Palestinian cause but not vocal or even deaf when the minorities whether they are Muslims or other non Muslims they choose to ignore. There has been no universal law that defines the rule of Jihad and it seems that anybody who has some following stands up with the slogan of Jihad and then everybody else fall into place and becomes romanticized with that notion or version of Jihad which may or may not be true in the strictest sense of the word. It seems like any sect of religion that does not agree with the prevalent notion of Jihad is a fair game for extermination since the Muslims fail to condemn or resist the temptation to find another more acceptable version of Jihad. Let the Muslims start to have discussion of what is Jihad and who can declare it since the word Jihad has become synonymous with terrorism around the world even with Muslim minorities it is a dangerous word since it means they are not part of the ''in crowd'' of the so called mainstream Islam. Unless the Muslims start to have a real discussion about Jihad, they will continue to be the laughing stock of the world no matter what they say. It is the action that will count in the end.