October 26, 2002

DOWN WITH THE HARABAH

DOWN WITH THE HARABAH: Shi'a Muslim blogger Aziz Poonawalla, in a long deconstruction of Osama Bin Laden's abuse of Islam which (as Glenn Reynolds noted) is well worth reading, says that the terrorists aren't engaged in a jihad at all (nor are their pronouncements really fatwas). A jihad is a religious struggle; the Islamofascist's war is a "harabah," an un-Koranic "war of intimidation." A useful bit of vocabulary, no?

Posted by John Tabin at October 26, 2002 08:14 PM
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