As long as I can stay out of my own way, I'll be fine.
As I understand it (and this is based on little more than a couple of pieces heard on NPR) "jihad" is more akin to "struggle" than to "crusade". The term is a fundamental principle of Islam - that believers face a daily struggle to live a righteous life. Millions of peaceful Muslims believe they live a jihad. Radical Islamic terrorists subverted the term, which was likely to alienate those who live a peaceful life. Unfortunately, Bush then repeating a message that we have to fight the "jihadists" sent a very unhelpful message about our understanding of Islam.I don't believe in hell, but I'm wrong, I hope there's a special spot reserved for Mr. Rumsfeld. His role in Katrina alone is beyond shameful.
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