The Arabic word “jihad” means “struggle.”
In common usage, jihad means “holy war.” Although jihad may refer to both an inner spiritual struggle and an outer physical struggle, the consensus amongst Islamic scholars is that the concept of jihad will always include armed struggle.
The Black Flag of Jihad most certainly means violent holy war. According toWikipedia, a black flag with the shahada inscribed in white was spotted on Jihadist websites from at least 2001, and is used by extremist Islamic organizations, including the militant al‑Qaeda and al‑Shabaab. The latter is the group that perpetrated the recent torture and massacre of 72 men, women, and children at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Translated into English, the shahada proclaims: “There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.”
On September 22, 2013, at the same time as al-Shabaab jihadists were slaughtering non-Muslims in that shopping mall in Nairobi, the Black Flag of Jihad was hoisted in the Muslim Day Parade down Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
In this video taken by Urban Infidel, the Black Flag of Jihad appears beginning at the 1:07 mark:
So we have in America today wackos who openly proclaim they want a “holy war” against America. But you didn’t see or hear about this in the media.
Why is that?
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.