Idiot in Maine: Let us ‘stretch out our hand’ to our Muslim brothers and sisters

Violence in the Middle East astounds us with the intensity of its anger and hatred. There appears to be no room for reason and common sense. These horrific happenings impel us to “stretch out our hand” to befriend those of a faith different from our own…

…From my Muslim friends, I have learned that the term “jihad” is widely misunderstood. Among its meanings, “jihad” may refer to internal as well as external efforts to be a good Muslim. Among internal efforts are peaceful battles for self-control and improvement. To followers returning from a military campaign, the Prophet Mohammed said, “This day we have returned from minor jihad to major jihad.” Major jihad refers to the peaceful battle for self-control, an internal battle we all share.

Unfortunately, the concept of “jihad” has been hijacked by extremist groups to justify violence. Actually, however, this has been true for extremist groups in each of the major religions: Hindu, Christian, Judaism, Buddhism as well as Islam. This too is our common heritage…

  • Allan

    What an incredible load of drivel. Maybe she should go to Syria, or Afghanistan, and talk to these guys around a campfire and sing kumbaya. See how far she gets with her touchy-feely B.S.

    • Clausewitz

      She’ll extend her hand, and in turn have it chewed off right up to her elbow.

  • winniec

    ‘JIHAD’ to early Muslims meant warfare to establish
    political Islam.

    -according to Douglas Streusand, author of The Formation of
    the Mughal Empire (Oxford University Press, 1989), “in hadith collections,
    jihad means armed action; for example, the 199 references to jihad in the most
    standard collection of hadith, Sahih al-Bukhari, all assume that jihad means

    –Ibn Taimiyyah (1263 – 1328) one of the greatest Muslim
    scholars of all times clarified: “There is a Hadith related by a group of
    people which states that the Prophet (s.a.w) said after the battle of Tabuk:
    ‘We have returned from Jihad Asghar to Jihad Akbar’. This hadith has no source,
    nobody whomsoever in the field of Islamic knowledge has narrated it. Jihad
    against the disbelievers is the most noble of actions, and moreover it is the
    most important action for the sake of mankind.” [Refer: Al Furqan baina
    Auliyair Rahman wa Auliyaisy Shaitaan, matter 44-45].

    -Another hadith narrates:
    A man asked the prophet: “…And what is Jihad?” He replied: “You fight
    against the disbelievers when you meet them.” He asked again: “What kind of
    Jihad is the highest?” He replied: “The person who is killed whilst spilling
    the last of his blood.”
    [Narrated by Ahmad in his Musnad 4/114 – Hadith sahih. Al Haithami
    states: “Narrators upheld it.” Majmauz Zawaid 1/59].

    -Palestinian Definition of Jihad:
    “Jihad is the Islamic term equivalent to the word ‘war’
    among other nations. The difference is that jihad is [war] for the sake of
    noble and exalted goals, and for the sake of Allah… whereas other nations’ wars
    are wars of evil for the sake of occupying land and seizing natural resources,
    and for other materialistic goals and base aspirations.”(Al-Thaqafa
    Al-Islamiyya (Islamic Education), Ministry of Education, Palestinian Authority,
    Ramallah, 2003, p. 208.)

    -In 97% of hadiths, classical Islamic jihad is more or less
    “genocide” as understood in the UN definition. The canard that
    “jihad” is “an inner struggle” is reported by only 3% of
    hadiths. A number of those hadiths are
    considered fabricated since they contradict the Koranic idea of jihad.

    • Yes. It’s so ridiculous to say “the Prophet (does she consider him a prophet? I got the impression she considers herself a Christian) Mohammed said…” The truth is you can claim almost anything about Islam because some hadith somewhere contradicts some other hadith. The one she quotes seems especially weak and unlikely to count as authoritative.

  • roccolore

    Knowing most liberals, she doesn’t want to live NEAR the Muslims, especially the Somalis flooding Maine.

  • Blacksmith

    I couldn’t get past the first sentence, what a retard, study a little history moron.

  • Dana Garcia

    I look forward to the Jihad Diet and Exercise Book, written by some Moderate Muslim.

  • This is why air-lifting people to X location in the Islamic world is a must.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      “Go Pros” they must have Go Pros attached to them.

  • just a thought

    I don’t have enough hands for a face palm of the magnitude required by this fool’s willful ignorance.

  • Tanya

    The FUCKWITS are now coming out of the closet!

  • bob e

    mebbe she doin’ one of the 100,000 stinking somali’s that were placed
    in maine with the “seedlings” .. hell, mebbe she is a seedling ..