Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam: A Reader

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Wiener, 2005 - Religion - 222 pages
Jihad or ""Holy War"" is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. Western observers usually associate jihad with fanaticism, while Islamists emphasize its mission as a crusade against drugs and other societal scourges.

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