Islamic Jihad

One of the longest standing apologias for Islam is that the Arabic word jihad does not mean “holy war,” as earlier scholars (mostly Orientalists) often translated it.  Rather, we are repeatedly reminded—especially by those notorious for whitewashing Islam—that jihad simply means to “strive” for something, with no necessary connotation of violence. While this is absolutely true, rather… Read more »

In the ongoing ideological war against Israel, the Palestinians are as usual lying about civilian deaths in the recent rocket attacks from Hamas, and Israel’s response. From May 4-6, Israel responded to the hundreds of rocket attacks from Gaza; four Israeli civilians were murdered. Of the 23 Palestinians killed, 17 were from Palestinian terror groups,… Read more »