Since the life time of Prophet Muhammand in 632, Jihad has been primarily used in a military sense.
The dictionary's explanation of the word 'Jihad' It is a noun. An entity. A thing. A war or struggle against unbelievers.
From the Arabic jihād, which literally means 'effort,' expressing, in Muslim thought, struggle on behalf of God and Islam.
All non-muslims are infidels.
A jihadi (mujahid) is a person, jihadis (mujahideen) a group, involved in a jihad; in other words an Islamic militant. Fighting the inner struggles and the outer physical struggles, using whatever it takes, violence or non-violence. Their aim, is to take by force if they have too, not to convert non-Muslims to Islam but rather to expand and defend the Islamic State.
In Islamic terms it is the religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, it means to struggle and the true goal of jihad is to attain a harmony between submission, faith and righteous living or social moral-order.
Many believe it refers to the struggle against those who do not believe in Islamic God (Allah), and has been commonly misunderstood as the "Holy War" Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran.
Happening today... July 1/ 2013
The Muslim Brotherhood began in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a conservative and secretive Egyptian based organization dedictated to resurrecting a Muslim empire. He preached it was the nature of Islam to dominate and not to be dominated. To impose law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet. Heavy Quran'ers believing that glorified suicide and violence acceptable. Jews are their targets. Their motto:
"Allah is our purpose, the Prophet our leader, the Quran our constitution, jihad our way and dying for God our supreme objective."
There conquest: Europe. Then the west. The world.
"Jihad is now a war of defense, and as such has become not only a collective duty but an individual duty without restrictions or limitations. That is, to the Islamists, Jihad is a total, all-encompassing duty to be carried out by all Muslims – men and women, young and old. All infidels, without exception, are to be fought and annihilated, and no weapons or types of warfare are barred. Furthermore, according to them, current Muslim rulers allied with the West are considered apostates and infidels. One major ideological influence in Islamist thought was Sayyid Qutb. Qutb, an Egyptian, was the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. He was convicted of treason for plotting to assassinate Egyptian president Gamal Abd Al-Nasser and was executed in 1966. He wrote extensively on a wide range of Islamic issues. According to Qutb, "There are two parties in all the world: the Party of Allah and the Party of Satan – the Party of Allah, which stands under the banner of Allah and bears his insignia, and the Party of Satan, which includes every community, group, race, and individual that does not stand under the banner of Allah."
Makes me wonder... in fact scares me...
No weapons or warfare barred.
Does that mean chemical, nuclear, environmental, or what?
Time to be digging out that nuclear shelter that I've been planning on building in the backyard. I'm already an expert at the drop and roll.