Just the other day we saw the artful dissembler Khaleel Mohammed, the “moderate” Muslim who appeared in Obsession and was apparently fine with having done so until it was distributed nationwide, and then denounced the film, claiming that the “true meaning” of jihad had nothing to do with war. But now the Ahmadiyya go and spill the beans: it was they who popularized the idea that jihad was a spiritual struggle, and not a violent manifestation of Islamic supremacism, beginning a scant 120 years ago.
Does that mean that the Ahmadiyya acknowledge that jihad meant violence before they came along? Is Khaleel Mohammed ready to join the majority of his coreligionists in denouncing the Ahmadiyya as heretics — precisely for believing that jihad is a spiritual struggle — or is he ready to declare himself an Ahmadi, renouncing traditional Islam and its violent doctrines? Will Ibrahim Hooper and the CAIR gang praise the Ahmadiyya and declare their adherence to its new doctrine, which coincides so closely with their own stated principles?
“Huge turnout highlights Ahmadiyya Muslims” tri-state feast,” by G.M. Corrigan for the Baltimore Examiner, October 5 (thanks to Jay):
Estimated at 15,000 for the entire United States, Ahmadiyya Muslims from Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia mustered almost 10 percent of that number for their Ramadan-ending feast Wednesday at a packed activity center in Frederick County.
“It was wonderful,” Amatul Noor Ahmad, a Clarksville Ahmadi, said of the Eid-ul-Fitr, which means “fast-breaking on the day of happiness” in Arabic. “When we came here in 1973, we had Eid in a very small room for two families, and we ate dinner there. Now there was this huge place [for us]. It was a very good experience.”
Ahmadiyya Muslims are a 120-year-old Islamic sect that claims to be a moderating influence on Islam and takes credit for popularizing the term “jihad” as an internal moral struggle, instead of a violent one.