“In the language of the Divine Law, this word (jihad) is used specifically for the war that is waged solely in the name of God against those who perpetrate oppression as enemies of Islam. This supreme sacrifice is the responsibility of all Muslims.” Sayyid Abul A’La Maududi, author of “Jihad in Islam” and “Towards Understanding Islam”. More controversial Muslim books for sale http://www.torontosun.com/2012/03/30/more-controversial-muslim-books-for-sale-in-toronto I have met two outspoken and profound Canadian Muslims, Tarek Fatah and Salim Mansur, who are denigrated by clerics and believers of Islam. They are likely considered apostates, non-believers or converts, for speaking and writing about reform and modernity. Often, I read their articles and comments in the Toronto Sun or other periodicals and online sites. There are many egregious incidents that have been perpetrated by Muslims and their jihad, which Muslim leaders and clerics define as more peaceful rather than holy war. War happens when they are attacked or feel oppressed. First Casualty of War: Truth – Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun (to be linked) The following I read in Tarek Fatah's piece in the Saturday Sun: Syed Qutb, another Egyptian stalwart of the Islamist movement and the Muslim Brotherhood, in his book Milestones writes the following. "Any place where Islamic shariah is not enforced and where Islam is not dominant becomes the Home of Hostility (Dar-ul-harb)... A Muslim will remain prepared to fight against it., whether it be his birthplace or a place where his property or any other material interests are located." A prime example of spinning the truth is the horrible murders by jihadist Mohamed Merah of Toulouse, France. Jihadists are influenced at early ages, regardless where they come from or are born, because it is “written” and taught, continuously. It doesn’t matter if they are predators for a jihad – perhaps, it’s even better, that the young jihadists are lone wolves, since the Islamists, and Islamic organizations condemn them as insane or against Islam and the Koran. However, they are reluctant to condemn tribes and nations, such as Iran, that promote holy war, or nations that harbor jihadists, such as Pakistan. Pakistan must be held accountable – Salim Mansur http://www.torontosun.com/2012/03/30/mansur-pakistan-must-be-held-accountable#disqus_thread "It should be obvious that travelling to Pakistan from Europe, or anywhere else, by a non-Pakistani requires arranging for a Pakistani visa. It is also obvious that young men like Merah required visas to head out for Pakistan, and for them to readily acquire visas means there is in place arrangements within some of the Pakistani consular offices abroad to assist foreign jihadis in their mission." Salim Mansur There are times I feel sad for progressive and educated Muslims, who have emigrated to democracies or were born in democratic nations, and truly desire peace and a better life. But, the medieval doctrine, the ideology of submission and jihad, is promulgated and proselytized. Converts, sometimes, can be worse.