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Jihad vs. McWorld (1995) by Benjamin Barber


  1. A holy war undertaken by Muslims.
    The men, all devout Muslims, now face ... life imprisonment for entering into an agreement to wage violent jihad on Australian soil.
  2. An aggressive campaign for an idea.
  3. a personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil

"The “call to jihad is rising in the streets of Europe, and is being answered,” reported The New York Times in April 2004. The Times story quoted a Muslim cleric in Britain touting the “culture of martyrdom,” an imam in Switzerland urging his followers to “impose the will of Islam on the godless society of the West,” and another radical Islamist leader in Britain predicting that “our Muslim brothers from abroad will come one day and conquer here, and then we will live under Islam in dignity.”" --Clash of Civilizations

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Jihad is an Arabic word which literally means striving or struggling, especially with a praiseworthy aim.

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