Jihad

Rumee Ahmed
2005 American Journal of Islam and Society  
Richard Bonney laments what he deems a misappropriation of the termjihad by both pundits in the West seeking to portray Islam as inherently violent,and a small faction of Muslim fanatics seeking political gain. Jihad, hecontends, has been perverted from its original intent of encouraging spiritualathleticism and allowing for physical defense when transgression occurs. He endeavors to return to the term's roots to detail how and whyit has been manipulated over time to take on exclusively violent
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doi:10.35632/ajis.v22i3.1686 fatcat:kpu76bkfevb6xhfe2764kjp3fe