Thursday, September 01, 2011

Sharia reasoning about jihad!

In his excellent book, "Arguing the Just War in Islam", John Kelsay bluntly states, “Those who wish to argue that Islam has nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11 or with the tactics of Iraqi ‘insurgents’ will find no comfort here.” Indeed, the “facts are plain” that the militants in question identify themselves as Muslim and use Sharia reasoning about jihad to justify their actions. Unless one is willing to ignore the statements of the militants themselves, one cannot deny the central role of Sharia reasoning in the acts of violent Muslim extremists.

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