AlJazerra reported The concept of Jihad has been misinterpreted by the Western media
So it is all Western media's faultas what some refer to as “religious militancy”, in ther words, using weapons to fight for the cause of one’s religion, regardless of whether fighting is against a true enemy or not, and regardless of weather it’s justified and being carried out against the right target or not.
Were the people killed in the twin towers a true enemy? When did they attack al Qaeda?But “religious militancy”, even if I’m opposed to it,
Are you or are you not opposed to it?oesn’t arise from vacuum. Human history has many examples of people becoming extremists and carrying weapons to fight dictator rule or bad social circumstances. “Religious militancy” in my view, is the outcome of extremism, which had been attributed to many factors including poverty, suppression, dictator rule, injustice, unemployment… etc.
That sounds like what the Arab dictators, authoritarian or religious leaders are doing to their own people, but blaming the west so their own people do not overthrow them..... Another point I need to stress here is that while Jihad is linked to Muslims and Islam-militancy, extremism and terrorism on the other hand are not limited to Muslims, we have Jewish and Christian militant groups, terror organisations and extremists.
Such as?Theodore Hertzl, a Jew, was the founder of terrorism in occupied Palestine.
He was the founder of Zionism and the desire for a Jewish state, but he was not a terrorist.And we have the American Christian terrorist Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma bomber.
McVeigh never attempted to justify the OKC bombing according to Christian religious principles, and his actions were never endorsed by any Christian sect.But those who wish to ruin the image and the world’s respect for Islam focus only on Muslim terrorists, as if the world’s followers of Islam are all terrorists.
There certainly are Muslims that are not terrorists, but today at least, all terrorists are Muslims.