Here are some things to consider:
- Note the deafening silence of the Muslim Community. This indicates support and approval for the Boston Jihad.
- Understand that being "religious" in a Muslim context means that these young men answered the call to Jihad as their religious obligation, just as did Major Nidal Hasan at Ft Hood in November 2009 .
- In a Western context, with religion becoming feminized, most men shun churches with women outnumbering men in churches from 2:1 to 7:1 in various congregations. When you consider the depictions of an effeminate Jesus with puppies, lambs (and even apparently wearing lipstick in one case) it's no wonder. The point: the Father saying his sons were "religious" is a sign of danger, not comfort!
"Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser Jihad." The passage goes on to define the greater Jihad, which is "spiritual warfare against the lower self, .."
The Jihad apologists sieze on the higher Jihad as the only definition of Jihad. But it constitutes only 2% of the references in the Qur'an and Sunna. Whereas, the lesser Jihad constitutes 98% of the references. Therfore, for all intents and purposes, o9.0 stated above is THE OPERATIVE DEFINITION!
Another response would be that the definition stated above is "an old time verse no one follows anymore". No...Sura 9 was one of the last Suras "revealed" chronologically and cannot be abrogated in the "Eternal Qur'an".
Or they might ask; "do you speak Arabic?" And if you don't, they will dismiss you by saying unless you do, you cannot possibly interpret the above passage correctly. But this is a red herring. Only 20% of all Muslims even speak Arabic, much less read the classical Arabic in which the Qur'an is written. Therefore, either the Qur'an is universal for all mankind as they say, and translatable, or it is not.
Also, the imprimateur by the prestigious al-Azhar University on page xx at the front of the "Reliance of the Traveller" states "...we certify that the above translation corresponds to the Arabic original and conforms to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni Community..."
The last resort of the Jihad apologists will be to start shrieking "Islamophobe, hater, bigot" in hopes of intimidating people and scaring them completely away from examining their doctrine.
The apologist media will flounder with contorted theories of what the motive was: economic or social marginalization, erroneous influence of the older brother on the younger, premenstrual stress, anything other than the obvious one: Islamic Jihad.
How many bodies will have to pile up before the media and the American people will face the reality of the Islamic Doctrine of Jihad and reject the false narrative of "victim persecuted Muslims" perpetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood fronts such as CAIR, ISNA, MSA, MPAC and all the rest ?