I couldn’t agree more, Dr. Salaman. Now if we can go one better and say that jihad in all eras is a mistake, we’ll really be getting somewhere.
From the MEMRI blog (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Saudi sheikh Dr. Salaman bin Fahd Al-‘Awda has said that jihad in our time has caused more damage than benefit, and that waging jihad now is a mistake vis-Ã -vis the religion, society, and human life.
He said that of some of the fervent young people who go to wage jihad [in Iraq] without permission from their families and without knowing for sure what situation prevails there, many have disappeared without a trace, and others end up at Guantanamo.
Source: Al-Mustaqbal, Kuwait, November 19, 2007