"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles" -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Jihad. Yes, jihad is a word that some Muslims would have us believe simply means "struggle." And in one sense, jihad does have that meaning. But jihad also means more.
The Koran, the 'perfect' book of Allah, talks about jihad. But even as a 'perfect' book, Muslims can't agree on how to interpret the book, much less on how to define jihad.
But the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Nihad Awad, has asked that Americans stop using the term 'jihadists' when referring to jihadist terrorists.
CAIR, as many know, is a jihadist organization liked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the latter group who has links to Barack Obama. The U.S. Justice Department has referred to CAIR as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Holy Land Foundation trial that proved the Muslim Brotherhood was financing Hamas and that CAIR is an arm (or another body part--use your imagination) of the Muslim Brotherhood.
CAIR was officially designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 15, 2014. Yet this organization still operates on behalf of jihadists and other Muslims, in the United States and Canada.
After the jihadist attack in Nice on Bastille Day (on July 14th) whereby 84 infidels were killed by a jihadist whom ISIS called one of their own, Awad tried to argue that terrorism has nothing to do with an ideology of jihad. This tactic of lying in order to advance Islam's goal of establishing world dominance is known as 'taqiyya' and was first used by one of Muhammad's jihadists to kill an enemy using a lie to trick him so that he could be murdered.
Awad wants to us to believe that jihad and terrorism are in no ways related. It's his attempt to clean up Islam and separate it from the ideology that drives terrorism. If you go to his Twitter account, you will see countless tweets about Islamophobia, a term designed by a Muslim think tank in order to create shame in Westerners who question the so-called 'religion of peace.'
Heck, even George W. Bush said that the word "Islam" means 'peace.' It doesn't. It means 'surrender.'
Awad, once a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee, was recorded to have said at a 1993 meeting ways in which to support Hamas and the "goals, strategies and American perceptions of the Muslim Brotherhood" in the United States.
Apparently, Barack Obama bought into Awad's propaganda as he has frequently met with the Muslim Brotherhood at the White House, the place where the Brotherhood has vowed that one day the Islamic flag will replace the American flag.
By not using the term 'jihadist,' CAIR would succeed in preventing us from understanding the ideology that drives terrorism. To say that jihad does not inspire terrorist attacks by using a more, say, orthodox interpretation of jihad is pure fertilizer.