Fair enough, and I agree totally. (Sorry -- I really tried to find a nit to pick,
but your scalp -- maybe even what it covers -- is absolutely healthy).

Stephen Beecroft wrote:.

>
> I didn't say that "most" Muslims want to blast Americans, if that's what
> you're suggesting (though that might be the case). My point was simple
> and, I thought, fairly clear: The term "jihad" had a bad reputation
> since long before the Taliban even existed, so they (the Taliban)
> certainly haven't "given the term [jihad] a bad name". In the non-Muslim
> west, the term has always had the unpleasant connotation of fanatical,
> murderous zealots.
>
> Stephen

--
Marc A. Schindler
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."
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author
solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the authorís employer,
nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated.

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