Jihad

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Jihad

A religious obligation for Muslims. The word is Arabic for "struggle," though its technical meaning has been disputed. Historically, many scholars have argued that jihad primarily entails a struggle against one's base instincts. However, it was used both in the Quran and by rulers of some Muslim-majority countries to justify war, whether to end persecution of Muslims or to provide religious grounds for conquest. The meaning of the term remains controversial, though some groups, notably al-Qaida, emphasize its militant element.
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Abdullah Azzam's book on miracles in the Afghan jihad, The Signs of Rahmaan in the Jihaad of the Afghan--a "most viewed" publication on the extremist-leaning Makhtabah.
And Islamic Jihaad is not an extremist terror organisation (the terminology of the oppressor).
Rock The Barney (Carl Hodgson, claiming 5lb) gives Paul Burgoyne a first winner in five years by taking the seller after being backed to 5-1 from 33-1, and Misty Silks (Mick Ryan/Philip Robinson) comes into 6-1 from 20-1 before beating Jihaad in the mile handicap.