“Jihad intrinsic part of faith, claims Sheikh Rashid,” from ANI, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Pakistan Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that Jihad was an integral part of Islamic faith, adding that the faith remained incomplete without Jihad.
“Our faith remains incomplete without Jihad,” Online News quoted him as saying.
He however said that issues, which can be solved through talks, should be settled through talks, adding that wars were the results of failures in foreign policies.
Ah. Talks. Oh, then it’s all OK. He means that jihad as an interior spiritual struggle is an intrinsic part of Islam. Doesn’t he?
Just remember this: this is the guy who set up training camps for jihadists. In those camps, it wasn’t quite all about spiritual struggle.