Jihadis’ death toll: Struggling to understand

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Originally published in NY Post

 

I wish to express my gratitude to Qanta Ahmed for her incisive article on the role of “jihad” in Islam (“Forget About Motive,” PostOpinion, April 30).

Her article helped me see through the miasma of what is now called jihad so as to appreciate the valid need for the “lesser jihad” and the grandeur of the “greater jihad.”

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have the same patrimony.

And all three religions, sadly, have a history of having their highest ideals hijacked by some of their own adherents.

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Haris Raja
Haris Raja

Haris Raja received his MBA from University of Maryland College Park, and now works as Senior System Engineer at Cisco Systems. He serves as National Director for Walk for Humanity USA, an initiative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association to raise awareness for and combat hunger in America.

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