Jihad: More Than an Eight Second Ride

Viewpoints on the Global War on Terror from a Home on the Range.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Some Definitions

Jihad: The direct meaning of "jihad" means struggle. From there things branch in two directions: The first (and less popular) is to define Jihad as a struggle for purification and rejection of worldly things; The second (and by far the winner of our popularity contest) is to define Jihad as a struggle to overcome the infidels and gain territory for Islamic rule, a holy war. This is the definition being used when Al Qaeda talks about Jihad.

Yee-Haw: The stereotypical cry made by a cowboy when atop a bucking bronc.
Jee-Hawd: The comedic interpretation of an Islamic terrorists cry for "Jihad".
Eight Seconds: The time you need to stay on a bucking bronc or a bull to win at the rodeo.

Jihad: More Than an Eight Second Ride: A journal on the Global War on Terrorism (GWT) from the perspective of a cowboy, rancher, writer, and emergency medical technician.

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