"Many" is not "most" any more than "many" crusades have not been "most" crusades.
Stephen Beecroft wrote:
> > 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.
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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
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