-Marc- > jihad has traditionally, in Sunni Islam, meant the kind of > struggle that we all must undergo in order to purify ourselves > in order to make ourselves fit to be in God's presence after > death. The Taliban have given the term a bad name).
Not so. That is, the term "jihad" has usually (not always) been interpreted by most of the Islamic schools as meaning an internal purification struggle, but throughout Islamic history, many Muslims of the Sunni, Shi'ite, and other fringe Islamic sects have used the term to refer to the struggle against infidels, mostly Christians and Jews. So "the Taliban" certainly have not given the term "jihad" any bad name that it hasn't already had for a dozen centuries. Stephen ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================