Video: Understanding What Muslims Mean by “Jihad”


We all need a better understanding of Islam in America.  This video reports on a controversy over the meaning of the word “jihad,” which can mean “holy war” or simply “struggle.”  When an anti-Muslim activist started a campaign to define Islam as a violent religion, a group called “My Jihad” emerged to argue with their understanding.  The “war” was waged using banners on buses.  One observer commented, “Anything that provokes a thorough exchange of dialogue is good.”

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