At last, the truth about jihad
Jamie Glazov, in today's FrontPage Magazine, interviews Andrew Bostom, a physician who has published many articles about the true nature of Islam, and specifically its concept of jihad. This is a must-read for anyone who continues to think of Islam as "a religion of peace". Yes, there will be peace, but the peace that follows the entire world becoming Muslim. Not a pretty picture.
FrontPage magazine.com :: The Legacy of Jihad by Jamie Glazov
The consensus on the nature of jihad from major schools of Islamic jurisprudence is clear. Summarizing this consensus of centuries of Islamic thought, the seminal Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun, who died in 1406, wrote:
"In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty because of the universalism of the mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense."
Only Islam, Ibn Khaldun added, “is under obligation to gain power over other nations.”