The Meaning of Jihad
On January 22, TVO featured a debate on the meaning of the word Jihad with five members of the Muslim community. The participants were:
* Shabir Ally, president of the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre in Toronto
* Mohammad Fadel, professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
* Aly Hindy, Imam of the Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Toronto
* Muqtedar Khan, director of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware and author of Jihad for Jerusalem
* Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State.
Here is classic Islamic duplicity. The only one of these guests telling any degree of truth is Tarek Fatah. The rest are practicing the usual telling the kuffar one thing, that jihad is like meditation on how to be nice while telling each other quite another thing. Tarek even points it out that the definition of jihad as some kind of inner struggle is only ever done in ‘situations like this’ on TV talking to the infidel. Think of this as an instructional video in Islamic tactics. Each one takes a separate typical approach to lying to infidels. One constantly tries to change the debate to how bad Israel is despite the fact that it has nothing to do with the show, and the show already did an episode on evil Israel the week before.