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Ft Hood shooter exchanged emails with Iman Anwar al-Awlaki about jihad.

Discussion included topics such as when jihad is considered "appropriate," and if it is acceptable for innocent people to die in suicide attacks. The shooter told the Iman that he couldn't wait to meet him in the afterlife and have discussions over glasses of non-alcolic wine.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,575892,00.html


So, when is jihad considered appropriate?

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yourspecialkid

Asked by yourspecialkid at 4:13 PM on Nov. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Why don't you go look that up in the Qur'an and get back to us?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,575892,00.html


    For the record, we know the shooter was NOT talking about the jihad that can mean the spiritual individual struggle,

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:17 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • I don't know. What it seems though is that we need to be extra vigilant against sleepers here in the US.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Why don't you go look that up in the Qur'an and get back to us?

    ***

    My dog ate my Qur'an--do you have an extra copy? LOL

    Does the FACT that email messages were exchanged between these TERRORISTS make you feel uncomfortable? Is that why you feel the need to tell the OP to "shut up?" LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • jihad
    n.
    1. Islam. An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • I have a new word to share. Hudna (hudibiyya or khudaibiya).

    I suppose that is what has been declared here in the US.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:25 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • jihad
    n.
    1. Islam. An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection


    oops you missed one
    2. Islam. A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle against infidels.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:29 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Here is another definition. A perfect fit.

    big·ot
    noun
    a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
    JustJackie1

    Answer by JustJackie1 at 4:31 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • There is a student in my sons second grade class....his name is Jihad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Why are all the posts about Islam? Have you read CafeMoms community guidelines? Hatespeech and stereotyping are a violation.
    JustJackie1

    Answer by JustJackie1 at 4:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

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