But surely they mean an interior spiritual struggle, or getting the kids to school on time, right? After all, Hamas-linked CAIR said that’s what jihad is all about, and they wouldn’t lie to us, would they?
Anyway, as Lookmann, who sent this to me, “This cannot be. How can a “House of God,” a “House of Prayer,” give a call to kill fellow human beings? That too belonging to ‘The Religion Of Peace’!”
He also reminded me of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s quote: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers…”
“Fighting in central Aden, mosques call for jihad: residents,” Daily Star, April 8, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
ADEN: Dozens of Yemeni Houthi fighters clashed with local militiamen in the central Aden district of Crater Wednesday and mosques broadcast calls for jihad to combat the Houthi forces trying to take over the southern Yemeni port city, residents said.
They said several houses were on fire after being hit by rockets, and families stayed indoors as fighting raged from street to street.
The Houthis, who are allied to soldiers loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, advanced into Crater Wednesday morning with a tank and two armoured vehicles, one resident said.
Mosques in Crater called on the population to wage holy war against the Houthis, their loudspeakers, usually reserved for sermons and the call to prayer, broadcasting: “God is the greatest! Rise for jihad!”
The battle in the old center of Aden came a day after fighters from the city said they had pushed the Houthis and allied troops from positions in northern Aden neighborhoods, which they said cut Houthi supply lines into the center.
One fighter, Yasser Mahmoud, said the Houthis had been pushed from the Dar Saad neighborhood at the northern approach to Aden. He said 22 Houthi fighters were killed when a tank and an armored vehicle were destroyed.
Three explosions shook northern areas of Aden Wednesday, in what residents said were airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition which is two weeks into a campaign to stem Houthi advances. They said the attacks appeared to target weapons depots.