OPRAH’S ‘TEACHABLE MOMENT’ ON ISLAMIC JIHAD: SUBMISSION ‘CREATES RADICAL SENSE OF EQUALITY’ – IOTW Report

OPRAH’S ‘TEACHABLE MOMENT’ ON ISLAMIC JIHAD: SUBMISSION ‘CREATES RADICAL SENSE OF EQUALITY’

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National Security:

An Islamic scholar, Varun Soni, the dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s Belief series, and explained that all the head choppers and rapists and suicide bombers who do their deeds while screaming “Allahu akbar” are all misunderstanding jihad.

“One of the most misunderstood concepts of Islam is ‘jihad’, which many people interpret as ‘a holy war,’” said Soni. “But there is nothing holy about war. What ‘jihad’ actually represents is an internal struggle, the battle that is raging in our own heart. And all of our religious traditions talk about that internal struggle. In that respect, jihad is not just a Muslim idea but it’s a reality of the human condition.”

Soni claimed that “Muslims see themselves as coming to god with great humility. For Muslims, submitting to God creates a radical sense of equality.”

Equality? Equality between the beheader and his victim?

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13 Comments on OPRAH’S ‘TEACHABLE MOMENT’ ON ISLAMIC JIHAD: SUBMISSION ‘CREATES RADICAL SENSE OF EQUALITY’

  1. mud wallowing beast got all the toys now. don’t really think
    she cares about anything other than her own perversions ..
    ‘on the nexx okra’

  2. “Soni claimed that “Muslims see themselves as coming to god with great humility. For Muslims, submitting to God creates a radical sense of equality.”

    I may not be an Islamic scholar but it seems to me that their choice of God is quintessentially inequality.

  3. FTA – “What ‘jihad’ actually represents is an internal struggle, the battle that is raging in our own heart.

    Really?

    Countries attacked by Jihad since 633 AD – (Leaving aside all the thousands of miles of ancient lands and civilizations that were permanently conquered, today casually called the “Islamic world” — including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of India and China) Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Albania, Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Crete, Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Belarus, Malta, Sardinia, Moldova, Slovakia, Montenegro, Iceland, USA, Great Britain, Australia, Phillipines (and I’m sure I’m leaving some out). In 846 Rome was sacked and the Vatican defiled by Muslim Arab raiders; some 700 years later, in 1453, Christendom’s other great basilica, Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia was conquered by Muslim Turks, permanently.

    So, Dean Varu Soni what, exactly, am I misunderstanding regarding this “internal struggle?”

  4. murder, terror, beheading,
    pedophilia, etc etc
    for century after century = MISUNDERSTANDING

    Riiiiiiiight…….

    I got a “Bag O’ Broken Glass” toy to sell ya, too.

  5. America’s Navy fought the jihadis in the Barbary wars. At least our leaders knew back then the real meaning of “jihad”. And what to do when confronted with it.

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