Jihad: Holy or unholy war?
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Esposito, J.L.
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Esposito, J.L. (2002). Jihad: Holy or unholy war? United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. https://www.unaoc.org/repository/Esposito_Jihad_Holy_Unholy.pdf

This article provides a brief outline about jihad, noting the various meanings of the term. The author argues that if jihadhas so many meanings, how are they to be understood? Which interpretations are correct? Which of the meanings promote positive improvements and reforms and which have been exploited to justify extremism and terrorism?


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