What is the true meaning of jihad?

If you look up “What is the true meaning of jihad?” on Google, you’ll have to do a lot of scrolling before you reach any source that offers a generally non-peaceful interpretation of this word. Did Google manipulate the results? You be the judge.

Typical is the interpretation of The Islamic Supreme Council of America:

WHAT JIHAD IS

  • The Arabic word “jihad” is often translated as “holy war,” but in a purely linguistic sense, the word ” jihad” means struggling or striving.
  • The arabic word for war is: “al-harb”.
  • In a religious sense, as described by the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s), “jihad” has many meanings. It can refer to internal as well as external efforts to be a good Muslims or believer, as well as working to inform people about the faith of Islam.
  • If military jihad is required to protect the faith against others, it can be performed using anything from legal, diplomatic and economic to political means. If there is no peaceful alternative, Islam also allows the use of force, but there are strict rules of engagement. Innocents – such as women, children, or invalids – must never be harmed, and any peaceful overtures from the enemy must be accepted.
  • Military action is therefore only one means of jihad, and is very rare. To highlight this point, the Prophet Mohammed told his followers returning from a military campaign: “This day we have returned from the minor jihad to the major jihad,” which he said meant returning from armed battle to the peaceful battle for self-control and betterment…

I’m not an expert, but the second bullet point seems problematic to me; Arabic is full of synonyms and near- synonyms. To imply that jihad cannot mean “war” because “al-harb” means war is ridiculous. As for the other bullet points, I’ll let an ex-Muslim explain the problem:

A word can mean many things to different people, depending on the context, but I’d like to add a different angle to this, one that most people are probably not aware of.

If I’m not mistaken, Hebrew has an equivalent to the word “jihad.” It can be found in the Bible (Genesis 49:19). When Jacob blesses his son Gad, he says:

גָּ֖ד גְּד֣וּד יְגוּדֶ֑נּוּ וְה֖וּא יָגֻ֥ד עָקֵֽב׃

Transliterated: Gad gedud yegudennu, wehu yagud ‘aqeb

“Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.”

Typically, when Arabic and Hebrew share a word, Arabic has the more archaic form. The root for “jihad” is “jahd.” It’s easy to see how the “h” could have fallen away over time, leaving the two-letter root “gud.” Modern Arabic “j” is the same as the Hebrew (and older Arabic) hard “g.”* Like the Qur’an, the Torah is a violent book; few would interpret the word “attack,” in this verse, figuratively (except, perhaps, the Kabbalists, but that’s a different matter).

* Many Yemenite Jews pronounce the Hebrew “g” as “j” and many modern Arabs (such as the Egyptians) pronounce the Arabic “j” as a hard “g” to this day.

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A White Man Deliberately Plowed a Van into Worshippers

When Muslims plow vans into crowds of people, we’re told that “a van plowed into pedestrians…”. The attackers are described as “assailants”:

At least six people died and three attackers were killed in multiple “terrorist incidents” Saturday in London after a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and assailants went on a stabbing rampage at nearby Borough Market, police say.

In those, all too frequent incidents, we never find corporate-controlled news sources starting their articles with “A Muslim plowed a van into crowds…”.

But when a Native Brit does the same to Muslims, MSN begins its article thusly:

A white man deliberately plowed a van into worshippers near a north London mosque, the Muslim Council of Britain said on Monday, citing witnesses and video from the incident which left several people injured.

“It appears that a white man in a van intentionally plowed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill,” the Muslim Council said in a statement.

Could you imagine an article, from MSN, Yahoo, ABC, CNN etc. starting with “a black man murdered/raped/assaulted…”? It would never happen.

The MSN article continues:

It said the incident was the most violent manifestation of islamophobia in Britain in recent months and called for extra security at places of worship as the end of the holy month of Ramadan nears.

Okay. Got it: When non-Muslims attack Muslims, it’s called “Islamophobia.” Here’s a follow-up question:

What do we call it when Muslims attack non-Muslims?

As pundits, from both the right and left, continue to condemn this recent attack on Muslims, I think it’s time to ponder the nature of equality.

Thanks to disastrous immigration policies, Western European countries have been transformed into “Diverse” societies, composed of many different ethnic groups. What will be the long-term consequences of a status-quo where only certain groups must live in fear, while others do not? If we were to allow Muslims to terrorize non-Muslims, but never the other way around, what would be the consequences over decades and centuries?

Nature has an answer to infection. It’s called leukocytes. Look it up.

 

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Donald Trump: America’s third black president

Don’t we love it when animals seem to act like humans? We see videos of lions adopting baby antelopes, or dogs teaching babies how to crawl and we get warm, fuzzy, feelings of how these animals are “just like us.”

This is how leftists look at blacks. Subconsciously, they expect blacks to be poor, crime-prone and vulgar. So when they encounter blacks who behave normally, and are successful, they’re overly impressed.

President Clinton was considered “America’s first black president” because he kowtowed to the Congressional Black Caucus. President Obama was America’s second black president because his father was black. President Trump is America’s third black president because the Leftist establishment has set low expectations for him.

Hence we find Stephen Colbert praising him for doing what any sitting US president would do after the recent attack on members of Congress. He said:

So I just want to say thank you to the congressional leadership and to the president for responding to this act of terror in a way that gives us hope that whatever our differences, we will always be the United States of America. Thank you for that.

There are many reasons to be grateful to President Trump; he’s trying to save our civilization. But it’s hard to imagine ANY sitting US president failing to respond similarly.

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Qasim Rashid’s answer to a critic of Islam

A Muslim lawyer was posed a question by a “white supremacist.” The lawyer, one Qasim Rashid, believes that he delivered a powerful answer:

White supremacist asks Muslim lawyer why there is no ‘Christian ISIS,’ gets schooled

Rashid gets harassed on the internet by anti-Muslim a-holes on the regular. One of them, who was likely quite proud of this “hot take,” asked him “Where’s the Christian version of ISIS and every other religion then?”

Rashid replied with thousands of years of receipts known as World History.

Rashid proceeds to list every atrocity, or imagined atrocity, committed by whites in the past. He lists the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the near annihilation of the Australian Aborigines and many Native American tribes, the Spanish Inquisition etc.

Let’s not get into the argument that some of those deeds were committed IN SPITE of Christianity, not because of it. Generally, the Church preferred converting native peoples rather than exterminating them. Instead, let’s focus on the more obvious point:

All of the listed crimes occurred long before any of us were even born. Most of us are aware that the Church was responsible for heinous crimes – IN THE PAST. It’s likely that the person who posed the question was asking about a “Christian ISIS” TODAY, not one that existed centuries ago. The question was, to spell it out more clearly, “Where IS the Christian version of ISIS…” not “Where WAS the Christian version of ISIS. We live in the present, and we worry about the future; there’s nothing we can do about the past.

But Rashid does list some current-day atrocities, such as the “Lord’s Resistance Army” in Uganda. This is what we are supposed to consider “modern-day Christianity.” While ISIS can cite any number of Islamic writings to justify its practices, can the Lord’s Resistance Army cite credible sources for its practices from Christian literature? I’d really like to know, but I suspect that the answer is “no.”

Rashid also mentions Christan militias in Central African Republic, and this is a good place to ask: Are ALL modern Christian atrocities the work of Africans? Shouldn’t we take race into account?

“Of course not!” he would reply. After all:

In America white supremacists, who are self-described Christian, are the single largest terror threat to American security, that’s according to the FBI and 392 police agencies…

This last claim is a difficult one to either prove or disprove, as definitions of “terror” vary widely, as do definitions of “white” and “supremacist.” According to Snopes:

Deaths from Muslim extremism vs far-right extremism

A major April 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office tracked incidents of far-right and Muslim extremist violence, and concluded the following:

Between 12 September 2001 and 31 December 2016, there were 23 fatal “Radical Islamist Violent Extremist-Motivated Attacks,” resulting in a total of 119 deaths in the United States. In the same time period, there were 62 fatal “far-right violent extremist-motivated attacks”, leading to 106 deaths.

Just two events account for more than half of the 119 deaths resulting from Muslim extremist attacks: the December 2015 San Bernardino attack, which killed 14 people, and the June 2016 Pulse night club attack, which killed 49 people.

According to the University of Maryland’s START consortium, between 12 September 2001 and 2016 there were 31 fatal “Islamist extremist” attacks, leading to 119 deaths.  In the same time period, there were 89 “far-right extremist” attacks, resulting in a total of 158 deaths.

So both data sources agree that far-right extremist attacks are far more common, but they differ on the total number of deaths, with one source concluding that Muslim extremist violence has killed slightly more people (119 deaths, as opposed to 106), and another concluding that far-right extremist violence has killed significantly more (158 deaths, as opposed to 119).

According to START, Muslim extremist violence killed seven times more people than far-right extremist violence between 1990 and 2016, despite five times fewer fatal attacks.  However, this period included the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the attacks of 11 September 2001, the two deadliest terrorist incidents in American history. When those outliers are removed from the figures, according to START, far-right extremist violence caused 272 deaths between 1990 and 2016 — more than twice as many as the 130 deaths from Islamic extremism during the same period.

So whether Muslim or far-right extremists have killed more Americans depends on how you measure such incidents and which source you use. And sorting through attacks and placing them in the categories of “terrorism”, “violent extremism” or “hate crimes” can sometimes be extremely complicated.

But when it comes to extremist violence perpetrated by refugees, the numbers are unequivocal. In the four decades between 1975 and 2015, only 20 individuals who arrived in the U.S. as refugees either attempted or carried out a terrorist attack – resulting in three deaths. And, of most relevance to President Donald Trump’s proposed immigration ban, all three of those killings were perpetrated by anti-Castro refugees.

Not a single death has resulted from terrorist activity by a Muslim extremist refugee.

Even taking this at face value, there is a glaring problem with this analysis: It takes into account ONLY American deaths in America – and ignores the fact that Muslims account for only 1% of Americans (according to the Huffington Post). Obviously, this is going to impact the frequency of Islamic attacks on American soil.

Leftists love to cite the (supposedly) low number of American deaths due to Islamic terrorism as evidence that Islam does not pose much of a threat to us. It’s interesting that, when it comes to this particular statistic, they seem to be concerned only with the welfare of Americans.

If we compare this with the activities of leftist charitable organizations, such as The Clinton Foundation or Save the Children, we see that when it come to other matters, the focus is decidedly global. The Clinton Foundation website states:

We operate programs around the world that have a significant impact in a wide range of issue areas, including economic development, climate change, health and wellness, and participation of girls and women…

Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

Nobody can accuse the Clinton Foundation of being primarily concerned with Americans; their emphasis is clearly a global one.

The Save the Children website states:

In 2016, Save the Children reached more than 157 million children, including more than 56 million children directly. We worked in 120 countries, including the United States, where we reached 683,000 children.

Their efforts are also global.

Yet when it comes to the victims of terrorism, these same people appear to be blind to the suffering of the victims of Islamic terrorism worldwide; it’s only the ones in America who seem to count.

The whole point of preventing a mass influx of Muslims into the United States is so that we do not become like Western Europe, North Africa or the Middle East, where attacks are far more frequent. Leftists are like a doctor who, tending to a young patient who has begun smoking, tells him, “You have nothing to worry about! Any adverse affects won’t develop for a long time. Keep smoking if it makes you happy; it’s only a little bit of smoke after all.” Of course, by the time the patient is diagnosed with cancer or emphysema, it will be too late.

The time to worry about Islamic terrorism (and the other ill effects of having a large Muslim population) is right now, when they only constitute a small proportion of our population. If we wait until they grow to 10% or 15% of our population, it will be too late.

Rashid makes the claim that ISIS is the result of Western bombings in the Middle East. If being bombed sows the seeds of terrorism and extremism, then I’d like him to explain to us why none of the non-Muslim countries, bombed by the U.S., are hotbeds of terrorism.

Rashid implies that ISIS is not truly Islamic. I’ll let David Wood explain why this is not so:

 

 

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The Portland Free-Speech rally

While I support President Trump’s efforts to “make America great again,” I’m not exactly a gung-ho Trump supporters. But yesterday’s rally was primarily about free speech, so I was inclined to attend. When I learned that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was trying to get the federal government to cancel the rally, that clinched it for me.

Leftist media outlets repeatedly characterized the event as “Alt-Right” or “far-right.” In fact, it was anything but that. The organizer, Kyle Chapman, had announced:

NAZI, KKK, IDENTITY europa, or ANY OTHER White Nationalists will not be allowed into the Patriot Prayer Trump Free Speech Rally tomorrow.

During the rally, two men were holding signed that said “Diversity is code for white genocide.” The organizers grabbed the signs (from me, as it turned out; I was holding one momentarily), threw them to the ground outside on the sidewalk, and made it clear that such messages were not allowed at the rally.

Mr. Chapman repeatedly told us that “skin color doesn’t matter. Ethnicity doesn’t matter…” and that “we’re all united because we’re Americans.” In fact, the opening performance, after his introductory speech, was a traditional Maori dance and chant, which everybody was encouraged to join. He also made sure to have a transexual deliver one of the speeches. She mocked the antifa, by wearing a kerchief on her face and showing a communist flag – which she then trampled under her feet:

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So, despite numerous claims to the contrary, this was NOT an Alt-Right event – and the organizers didn’t seem to get the memo that no matter how much you try to show leftists that you’re as inclusive, and tolerant, as they are, you’ll never win; they’ll still call you a Nazi. However, I did mingle among the crowd, telling people that whites must stick up for themselves. That whites have a right to exist, and must defend it. People were open to that message.

Here are some photos from the rally:

Pepe the frog was there in force, as were Kekistanis. I spent a lot of time chatting with a Jewish man who sported a kilt and a Kekistan cape. He was part of a group that included some motorcyclists who had volunteered to help with security. He, and some other Jews, told me they’re part of a group called the “Jewish Alt-Right.”

The antifa counter-protesters were holding a large sign that seemed to say something in Hebrew. I couldn’t make it out from our location, so I walked around and into the antifa crowd (I was wearing neutral clothing) in order to get a better view:

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It’s not Hebrew, but Yiddish. I don’t actually know enough Yiddish to translate it. I asked each one of the masked protesters what the sign says. None of them knew; they told me:

We were given the sign, and told to hold it…

Hmmm… At that point, they rolled it up. I think they felt rather silly, though I’m sure they still got paid.

Counter-protesters, including antifa and SWJs, freely entered the rally to verbally confront us. Nobody harassed them, and they were in no danger. Had somebody wandered into the leftists camp wearing a MAGA hat, they would have set upon him like a pack of wolfs. Given this scenario, which is the more tolerant crowd, the leftists or the pro-Trumps?

One of the motorcyclists told us that a couple of black guys entered the rally looking for a fight; they had been told this was a KKK rally. When the cyclist told them the truth, they completely changed their tone. I did see them wandering around, and I got the impression they might actually vote for Trump in the next election. Incidentally, we did have pro-Trump blacks, several Hispanics and some Asians. I chatted with one Asian man, who wanted to keep a low profile due to his profession. He came to show his support for free speech.

There were a few hundred of us. If not for the fear of losing one’s job, being socially ostracized or being harassed, there would have been several thousand. The media likes to portray our relatively small numbers as evidence of a lack of support in the community. As a matter of fact, it’s not due to a lack of support, but rather to the atmosphere of fear created by the Establishment Left.

Here are some more photos of the counter-protesters:

The only swastikas were to be found among the leftists. Yes, they threw tampons (with fake blood on them) at us, or at the police. As for the two large black spiders they left behind, I’m not sure what they symbolize, but one of my new Jewish friends was able to pick it up after the end of the rally. It sat on the table later on, when we were dining together:

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It will make a nice conversation piece.

Some of the antifa took to throwing stuff at the police. On our side of the protest, there was nothing but respect and gratitude toward the police.

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Three killed in Fresno shooting spree

A black man has been arrested in Fresno after murdering at least four people. According to MSN:

Three killed in Fresno, California, shooting spree, suspect arrested

A gunman with an apparent dislike of white people and government killed three people in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, before he was taken into custody while shouting “Allahu Akhbar,” police said.The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, was also wanted in connection with the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 in Fresno, Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters at a press conference…

“He does not like white people,” Dyer said, citing the black suspect’s statements after being arrested and his Facebook postings. At least two of his victims were white.

I’ll give them credit; at least they brought up the racial aspect of this crime in the first sentence. Usually, if it’s a black-on-white crime, this comes up (if at all) near the end of the article. But MSN still hasn’t conquered its bias; had the races been reversed, the headline would probably have been: “White supremacist murders blacks in Fresno” or something of that nature. There have been so many shootings recently that a lot of people won’t even click on a story that announces yet another.

Do violence-prone blacks hate whites on their own, or are they mainly motivated by the constant stream of anti-white sentiment shoved down our throats by Mediagov? It seems to me that teaching school kids about “white privilege,” highlighting a one-sided account of white-on-black historical abuse, and then continuing to vocally moan about “micro-aggressions” through college and beyond is a recipe for bad things to happen. My answer is that it’s a little of both.

I think that the educational system should be held accountable for some of this violence. If you poison enough youngsters’ minds with hatred toward a specific group, it’s only a matter of time before you start getting “results.” In this case, the culprit is 39 years old. He most likely had been raised on hatred toward whites. His affiliation with Islam obviously also played a role.

If Mediagov truly objected to “Hate,” it would stop poisoning peoples’ minds. In reality, it has no problem with hate, as long as such hate is directed at white people.

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Asylum-helper killed by asylum-seeker

We can thank karma for this one. Karma and The New Observer, which reported:

The first victim of the Stockholm truck-ramming attack—carried out by a failed asylum seeker—was a Belgian psychologist who worked helping failed asylum seekers avoid deportation, it has emerged…

Dereymaeker worked for several years as a psychologist in the Belgian Immigration Service’s detention centers, helping illegal immigrants and failed asylum seekers under threat of deportation.

Het Nieuwsblad quoted one of her friends as saying that she “was always seeking meetings with these people to create a common understanding and to build bridges.”

Maybe they can take her mangled bones, and use them to build a bridge somewhere. Hoisted by her own petard, I say.

I already have a possible target for the next victim: Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt. Also from The New Observer:

Jews and Muslims in Europe have a “common cause” in opposing the rise of pro-European parties, Pinchas Goldschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis, has announced…

Goldschmidt called on Jews to “show solidarity with Muslims.”

Goldschmidt warned that the rise of ultra-nationalist parties and damage to the European Union caused by Brexit threatened the security of Jewish and Muslim minorities.

“When there is tolerance for other languages, other cultures, religions, traditions, we Jews feel more accepted,” Goldschmidt, who is also chief rabbi of Moscow, said.

“At the moment when an ultra-nationalist wind begins to blow, it makes Jews, as a minority, uncomfortable.”

I can already see the fatwa on his sorry head. The first victim was, perhaps, too young to understand that she was aiding murderous savages in their quest to obliterate people like her from the face of the Earth. As for the rabbi, perhaps he’s old enough to be senile, or ignorant of the reality on the ground in today’s world. I think he should take a few strolls through the Muslim areas of Paris or London, dressed as he is, and see how tolerant his precious “Diversity” is of him.

Orthodox rabbis are supposed to be more worldly than that. He certainly doesn’t speak for me.

 

 

 

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