That’s what Hamas-linked CAIR’s Ahmed Rehab says jihad is, after all: “Jihad for us is daily struggle, it is going to school, whatever it is people go through.” Yet somehow this “Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan” got the crazy and totally unfounded notion that jihad had something to do with al-Qaeda. They must have gotten hold of some of my books.
“France: 9 Convicted for Link to Uzbek Terror Group,” from the Associated Press, January 8 (thanks to Lookmann):
PARIS (AP) “” A Paris court has convicted nine people for links to a militant group that the U.N. Security Council has described as an al-Qaida affiliate.
The trial that began last month came four years after police in France, Germany and the Netherlands rounded up the suspects.
The defendants convicted in connection with collecting funds for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the U.N. listed as an al-Qaida affiliate weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Defense lawyers said the funds were for humanitarian uses “” such as paying for sheep for slaughter under Muslim ritual.