I appreciate the info Ahmed, I like the term being explained by an adherent to Islam as opposed to some other faith – where they might get the terminilogy all wrong.
Bigger question, why is the Islamic stance on violence allowed? Why isn’t the standard ‘non-violence’?
Reason I ask is because having a stance that allows ‘some’ violence will actually open the door to much ‘more’ violence. Its the old adage if you leave the door open a crack, it’s still considered ‘open’ – whether open a crack or all the way. Misinterpretation of the standard of violence is common when a faith allows a ‘crack’ of it.
(Comment taken from my post on ‘suicide attacks on Islam finally blasted’)