We are constantly told that the word “Jihad” does not mean anything violent. Instead, we’re told, it is a word that westerners simply don’t understand and that it means “inner struggle” or “struggle within”. According to the Centre for Peace and Spirituality website, Jihad is a “peaceful struggle” and that the word for war in the Qur’an is ‘qital’.
This leads us to an unhinged tirade on the House floor by far left-wing Congressman, Rep. George Miller (D-CA), during which he accused Republicans of waging a ‘Jihad’. In so doing, wasn’t Miller accusing the Republicans of waging war on Obamacare? Didn’t he mean to say Republicans were waging qital on Obamacare?
The silence of Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Andre Carson (D-IN) – the only Muslim members of Congress – may be speaking volumes. Why aren’t they offended at Miller’s misuse of their word? Why haven’t they corrected him? Why hasn’t Miller come forward to say he misspoke and that he didn’t mean to imply that Jihad means war?
The silence of Ellison and Carson would seem to indicate that Miller’s usage of the term Jihad was correct, that Jihad means war.
So, Mr. Miller, does this mean that 9/11 was about Jihad too? If so, why aren’t you willing to call it that but you’re willing to accuse non-Muslim Republicans of engaging in it?
Via the Right Pundit: