Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jihad & Taqiyya (lying) Seeing is Believing!

PARVEZ AHMED, The Miami Herald, 5/5/2007
[Parvez Ahmed is chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.]

Using terms like jihadist to describe terrorist misrepresent legitimate Islamic concepts of jihad, which to most Muslims mean striving for good.

Daniel Trotta, Reuters, 7/26/07

Jihad, sometimes spelled jehad, literally means struggle, and is commonly meant to struggle in the way of God to improve one's self or society.

3. American Muslim News Briefs
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
VA: Professor Addresses Perceptions of Term 'Jihad'
Source: Cavalier Daily

Katt Henry, Professor Contrasts Historical Connotations of Term Jihad with Modern Western Interpretations, Concerns of Violence

According to Gianotti, the popular definition of jihad as a violent war is incorrect as the term describes any sort of struggle.
Bobby Grasberger | Cavalier Daily
Examining the relationship between Islamic culture and current events, including concerns about the use of violence, was the focus of a lecture yesterday given as part of Islamic Awareness Week.
Islamic Studies Prof. Timothy Gianotti noted in the lecture, which was sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, the difference between the use of the term jihad in Islamic tradition versus its use in popular culture.
"The word jihad in Arabic didn't begin as a term that made people cringe," he said.
According to Gianotti, the word literally refers to a struggle.
"Feeding the poor is jihad," he said. "Writing your Congressperson is jihad."
Prior to the lecture, Arabic Prof. Mohammed Sawaie said there is "the bigger jihad and the smaller jihad." The bigger sense of the word, he said, refers to a struggle for self-improvement while the smaller sense is a struggle to show support for Islam.
The use of the term to describe wars waged in support of Islam "is incorrect in the sense that it is not the primary meaning of jihad," he said. "It is a slogan to create a gap between East and West."
Gianotti said his goal is not to convert others to Islam, but to start a conversation about the history of the religion and its prevalence in discussion of contemporary global issues.
"We live in a time when it's so critical that we have these conversations, and so we can't stay home," Gianotti said. "As weary of this topic as we might be, we just have to make another pot of coffee and have these conversations."
Gianotti highlighted the prophet Mohammed, whose message was primarily one of non-violence although he gave his followers permission to fight if necessary.
"Islam was introducing the idea that force is a part of life, but that force is not a good in itself," he added.
Gianotti also said he thinks it is important for Muslims in America to participate in the government.
"We need to get over our phobia about religion in this country and make it part of the conversation," he said.
According to Muslim Student Association President Mai Hassan, the purpose of the lecture was to explain war and the concept of jihad from Mohammed's perspective.
"It's always been talked about, but we wanted to bring a different approach to it," she said

4. CAIR in the News
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
CAIR-CA: Rotarians Learn About Islam and 'Jihad'
Source: Daily Democrat


Guest speaker Dina El-Nakhal shed some light on the Islam faith at the weekly Rotary Club meeting Tuesday.

El-Nakhal addressed some common misconceptions about Islam and then opened the forum for a question-and-answer segment.

The "hot-button topics" she discussed ranged from the meaning of the word "jihad" to an overview of the five pillars of Islam to the social status of Muslim women.

El-Nakhal, a senior engineer for the Department of Transportation, was introduced by her father Hamza El-Nakhal, president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in the Sacramento Valley.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Dina said, people started associating the word "jihad" with terrorism.

"Generally, people assume 'jihad' means terrorism," Dina said. "In fact, jihad means 'struggle for the betterment of the self, society and the world.'"
5. American Muslim News Briefs
Thursday, November 22, 2001
Christian Jihad
(By Deborah Caldwell, Beliefnet, 11/22/2001)

When the Taliban captured humanitarian relief workers Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer in August, religious and political leaders in the United States were aghast. The Taliban accused the aid workers of being on a secret campaign to convert Muslims. It seemed yet another sign of the Taliban's dishonesty, extremism and paranoia.
But now that Curry and Mercer and the six other Shelter Now relief workers are safe, a different story can be told. The Taliban was partly right. Curry and Mercer did spend time in Afghanistan evangelizing--in violation of Afghani law. More significantly, they are part of a widespread and rapidly growing effort among American Christians to convert Muslims around the world.
They are warriors, in other words, in what can fairly be described as a Christian jihad against Islam... (Rockdog – Christians Jihad is conversion, Muslims jihad is fighting & death. That pretty much sums up the difference between the two religions)


Above we have CAIR’S version of Jihad or what they want us to believe (taqiyya).
Below we have the TRUE MEANING about Jihad right from the camel’s mouth.
(Hat Tip to http://www.prophetofdoom.net & Craig Winn – Excerpt from “Prophet of Doom”, Chapter 13 – The Pedophile Pirate, page 293)

Book of Jihad, on page 580 of Maktba Dar-us-Salam’s publication
of Sahih Al-Bukhari: “Jihad is holy fighting in Allah’s Cause with full force of
weaponry. It is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its Pillars.

By Jihad Islam is established, Allah is made superior and He becomes the only God who may be worshiped.
By Jihad Islam is propagated and made superior. By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and Muslims fall into an inferior position. Their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, and Muslim rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim. He who tries to escape this duty dies as a hypocrite.”

Memorize this paragraph. Shout it out to all who will listen. Every word was derived from the Qur’an. Every word was lived by Muhammad. It accurately represents fundamental Islam, so much so, each of the 150 Hadiths that follow this definition of Jihad speak of fighting; none suggest a spiritual struggle. Among them, Muhammad says that the most important deed is Jihad, fighting in Allah’s Cause. (Bukhari:V4B52N44) And the Qur’an agrees, saying peaceful Muslims are hypocrites, destined for hell. They are “the worst of creatures,” “the most vile of animals.” (Qur’an surahs 3 and 33.)

So that there is no question regarding the appropriateness of using Bukhari as a source, here’s what the Islamic scholars had to say in the preface: “Al-Bukhari’s Hadith is the most authentic and true book of the Prophet.” The translators said, “I am perfectly sure that the translation, with Allah’s help and after all the great efforts exerted in its production, has neared perfection.” The imams from the cradle of Islam, the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, said, “It has been unanimously agreed that Imam Bukhari’s work is the most authentic of all the other sources in Hadith literature put together. It is second only to the Qur’an.”

There you have it. JIHAD means DEATH, destruction and WAR. An OBLIGATORY DUTY of EVERY Muslim!

Add Jihad with Taqiyya (Lying) and you have CAIR’S version or the version that the politically correct people want to hear. The American definition of jihad, softer, less threatening and more appealing.

Then you have the people that are willing to do their homework and look past the BS of “The Religion of Peace” and know that Islam is at war with the world. We see the true Islamic definition of jihad according to their Qur’an we also know that they will not stop until they win or we wipe them off the face of the earth.

Will another 9/11 move you into action?
Will watching your wife shop for a new burqa do it?
Will seeing the loss of jobs and businesses because those companies’ products “offend” the Muslims do it?
I’m not advocating going to war with these people, but I am trying to get you to move into action.
Are you writing letters to your congress, senators and other legislative officials?
Do you tell family and friends about sites like this and others to let them find out the truth about Islam?

That is what it is going to take!
They sure don’t have any problem trying to take your rights away from you!