Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Monday, September 15, 2008
Gulen on Jihad
One sometimes reads that non-violent interpretations of jihad are found only in the works of Western multiculturalists and Muslims writing in Europe and North America. However, Fethullah Gulen, easily the most influential Muslim leader in the Turkic world, has such an interpretation.
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