On Peace, War And Jihad.

On this day of peace I thought it would be  fitting to link to a dissertation on the function of warfare in the Qur’an (Koran).

The dissertation written by prof. Joel Hayward explains and analyses what the Qur’an tells Muslims about how to conduct war (only in self defence) if the need arises and what the difference is between war and Jihad (a spiritual struggle within the self, much like Christians are supposed to have against their own sinful desires) a word that strikes fear in the uninformed western populace who are propagandised with pictures of beheadings by masked men with black flags with white Arabic text behind them into believing that all Muslims (25% of the human race) are raving terrorist lunatics.

Peace, Vrede, Paix, Salaam, Shalom, etc. etc. in all languages around the globe

 

 

6 thoughts on “On Peace, War And Jihad.

  1. Hi Ev the dude who wrote the paper references the 19 islamic Hijackers as cause of the 9/11 event in his opening lines without raising a question about the veracity of this assumption.

    This creates the impression that he subscribes to the official fiction about 9/11. This is problematic.

    I do however take the point that he is discussing Islam and War and Peace. As such 9/11 is merely a part of the context, nevertheless it is a problem as maintaining falsity and building cases often leads to shaky foundations.

    Merry whatever it is 🙂

  2. Hayward’s humanism prevents him from addressing the ethics of a just war from outside of the western paradigm. For example, he describes the destruction of Jericho as being murder, but doesn’t addressing the issue of the curse of the Canaanites, and he also doesn’t mention the account of the family of Rahab (of Jericho). Rahab became the wife of an Israelite and according to the Bible was the great-grandmother of King David.

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