Nothing could make jihadists happier than multiple dawah deception campaigns by Muslims – striving in the way of Allah – to deceive non-Muslims, all in defense of Islam. via Campus Student Group Promotes Jihad As a Moral Struggle. h/t collegeinsurrection.com
The Islamic Alliance for Justice campus club at Cornell University has launched an “awareness campaign” to alter and redefine the controversial word “jihad,” likening the term typically associated with terrorist acts to instead mean moral struggle.
“Jihad is a human experience of internal struggle,” argues the student organization’s website highlighting the campaign. “It holds a very sacred meaning in Islam, often associated with bettering oneself, achieving patience or finding balance.”
In contrast, the U.S. Department of Justice uses a more accurate notion of the term when referring to Muslim extremists and their terrorist acts, conducted under the guise of “jihad” or Holy War.
Actually, in contrast to the Koran, hadith, sunnah. (see links below)
Yet students at Cornell chide the “Western media” for using the word jihad “in the context of terror, portraying the word in a politicized and terrifying manner.” The Islamic Alliance for Justice describes its campaign as a struggle against “Islamophobia” and the alleged misappropriation of the word “jihad.”
The campaign recently culminated in “Cornell’s 161 Faces of Jihad,” a Tumblr photomontage that shows students posing with a small whiteboard on which they have written their own interpretation of jihad.
In one picture, a young woman sits on a concrete step, and smiles as she displays a whiteboard on which she has written: “My jihad is to stop trying to change the cards I was dealt, and rather the way I play my hand.”
In another photo, a young man smiles as he holds up his definition of the word: “To keep things light and happy, like whipped cream!”
Other student definitions include: “finding my voice in politics,” “being a role model to my little brother,” and “reconciling who I am with who I want to be.”
Another student offers up his definition as: “My jihad is against social injustice and apartheid. Free Palestine!”
The group notes on its Tumblr website that it was inspired to undertake the campaign in part because of recent subway ads that state: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
The mission statement of Islamic Alliance for Justice, officially described as a secular student organization, is to “raise awareness and coordinate effective response to local, national, and global issues of social, economic and political justice.”
There is nothing secular about an Islamic group, unless you use John “Kill List” Brennan’s Muslim Brotherhood interpretation of secular (video). But even Brennan recognizes jihad is a holy struggle” and Defends Jihad as ‘Legitimate Tenet of Islam’.
“The Alliance engages in informational outreach activities as well as advocacy and discourse,” its official campus description states. “This club intends to both provide a way for students interested in the Muslim world to become active in the political realm, and to raise awareness of issues of injustice across campus and around the globe.”
Aka dawah and what Westerner’s refer to as Islamists – or Muslims who use the political system to achieve sharia.
But through social media, the group primarily focuses on denouncing the western conception of human rights, American intervention in the Middle East, media bias, and above all, the academic freedom to criticize religious beliefs.
In other words, the group primarily focuses on sharia.
Meanwhile, many students and professors have lauded its jihad campaign. It has also received the support of several on and off-campus groups advocating Palestine’s independence Israel. Underscoring that, in November, the Cornell group Students for Justice in Palestine organized the “Solidarity from Ithaca to Gaza” rally.
161 faces of jihad at Cornell go to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Aceh, Somalia, Mali, etc. and tell Muslims that the Koran and sunnah have the meaning of jihad all wrong.
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