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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:17 PM

'Jihad' Not To Be Confused With Terrorism, Turkish Minister Says

By FRANCE 24
Hürriyet Daily News

There is no connection between jihad and terrorism, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said yesterday, adding that suggestions to the contrary come from American neo-cons and Israelis.

“'Jihad' is the name of fighting for our honour, if required, but above all it means fighting against one's own limitations,” Davutoğlu said at a business conference on Sunday in Istanbul. Davutoğlu was speaking at a conference entitled “Turkey in light of international developments, 2013” at the headquarters of the Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association.

“For us, jihad is a sacred notion; let us not taint this notion by using it like neo-cons and pro-Israelis in America,” Davutoğlu said, while condemning an opposition party deputy who asked the Turkish government on its policy regarding the jihadist movement in Syria at a Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission meeting on Feb. 15.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:45 PM

1. Perhaps he should take it up with his coreligionists

Who use that term in exactly the way he finds unacceptable

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:49 PM

2. The religious extremists are the folks he's talking to and about....

...Islam states that jihad is to be used only to drive out invaders of their country and/or region, not to launch offensive attacks on other countries.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:55 PM

3. Yet the citation said US and Israel...considering who said it (Turkish gov), it goes both ways

“For us, jihad is a sacred notion; let us not taint this notion by using it like neo-cons and pro-Israelis in America,” Davutoğlu said,


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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:58 PM

4. He's got to live in Turkey, so he disguised the language....

....but the message was very clear to anyone who was listening with even half an ear.

Unfortunately for the US and Israel, that is the reputation we now have in the world....carrying our own brand of "corporate religion" to every corner of the earth, invited or not.

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