Saudi Columnist: 'There Is No Islam without Jihad'
Anas Zahed, a columnist for the Saudi government daily Al-Madina, criticized Arab and Muslim intellectuals who limit the term jihad to a personal, spiritual struggle and reject its interpretation as waging war against occupation, which he said is its principle meaning.
"Islam without jihad is the product of colonialism and is in no way connected to the Islam of Muhammad."
Just as with the meaning of the word "peace" in Islam it is important to understand what is meant by "occupation" in this context. As all of the world is meant to be under Islam (according to Allah and Mohammed), all those places that are not under Islamic control and Sharia law are considered dar al-harb (house of war) and are therefore "occupied."
Posted on 08/06/2010 12:31 PM by DL Adams