Tuesday, June 27, 2006

DefenseLINK News: Loosely Interpreted Arabic Terms Can Promote Enemy Ideology
This is outside the normal scope of this blog, but it's compelling enough to make a quick note. We're firm believers here that America has passed the point where its 80th and 90th percentile grads can blithely know nothing about history and culture beyond our borders. We just plain need to know how western traditions merged and diverged with other major cultures.

This article points out that Islamic tradition has a word for war that is unjust, not in the path of God. And the word is not Jihad (as many of our own leaders apply it to al Quaeda), but hirabah.

If you've found any dynamic media content relating to Arab, Middle Eastern, and Islamic history, send in those links!

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