A Muslim activist group has launched a new ad campaign to reclaim a word they say has been abused and distorted by Muslim extremists and by anti-Muslim groups. The MyJihad ad campaign is using print ads and social media to educate the public about what they say is the true meaning of the word "jihad." The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the term as "1: a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also: a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline" and "2: a crusade for a principle or belief."
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Mass Minority, 2/4/2013 10:27:58 AM (No. 9157339)
Without an even more aggresive campaign by the rling bodies in Islamic religion to alter the acceptable behaviours in "Jihad" this is just obfuscation.
Canging a minoritys definition of a scriptuaral term does not make it a reformation. Only a council of Church leaders and a doctrinal change can do that. All major religions have gone through such reformist movements, often for the better. There was a time when torturing heretics was considered the highest virtue. We have replaced most of the more violent "Christian duties" with softer more spiritual expressions. We no longer condone slaughtering heretics with differing views or forcing christian conversion at the point of a sword. We do continue to try and change our world for the better despite them. And we invite them to join us, of their own free will, without threat of violence.
Until the Imams condemn violent Jihad and condone only Jihad as a spiritual endeavor it won´t matter what a few fringe "muslims" say on billboards paid for with money made by living within the moral and societal cradel of the "infidels".
There is a pattern developing among muslims activists to redefine words or phrases in order to fool millions. For example there is the now famous "I support the second amendment " trick. Millions fell for that one.
"In the Name of God!" - the open license for any and all zealots and religious fanatics to kill anyone, take anything, do anything, rape any woman- "God is "vengeful!" "God is Terrible"- and "I am God´s faithful servant, so I decide who lives and who dies!"
Pretty heady elixir for these throwbacks from the 12th century.
The Islamists come from a most brutal background and live by a book that tells them it is okay to do what ever they feel like, because they are doing it in the name of their terrible God. They will never stop and no matter how they try to reset the brand, it´s the same old murdering savagery.
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