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Rethinking the Word 'Jihad'

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Rethinking the Word 'Jihad'

Rethinking the Word 'Jihad'

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"Jihad" is one of the few Arabic words used in English. It means "spiritual struggle," but many Muslims have pointed out that "jihad" is almost always used in English in the context of terrorism, even though the actual meaning is broader. Commentator Anisa Mehdi would like to propose a word that could be used instead of "jihad."

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