There is sect or school of radical Muslims that are known as Khawarjj that have added a sixth pillar to the original five pillars of Islam (Patung, 1). The five pillars of Islam that Muslims follow are believing in god, praying, charity, fasting in Ramadan, and completing the pilgrimage (Bowker, 1). However, the Khawarjj added the sixth pillar called Jihad. Jihad is an Arabic word from the Holy Quran which stands for struggle. Fundamentalists have changed the meaning of Jihad to stand for a holy war. The prophet of Islam. Mohamed, and his followers had a Holy war with the people of Mecca which was only for defense. Groups such Al Qaeda, Hamas, Muslim brotherhood and other extremists have used the meaning Jihad to manipulate Muslim people to attack the people they call “non-believers”.
Furthermore, the radical Muslim groups manipulate versus such as, “Jihad is ordained for you (Muslims), though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But God knows, and you know not” (Al Adl, 1). The use...
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