Quieting Talk of Offensive Jihad – The Investigative Project on Terrorism

A report issued by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) in September shed light on a new approach in the discourse about jihad. Saudi writer Khaled Al-‘Ghanami wrote an op-ed in the al-Watan newspaper and ‘Abdallah Al-Naggar wrote one in the Egyptian al-Gomhouriyya  that call for suppression of calls to violent jihad. They both recognize the emphasis that violent jihad gets in discussions on Islam is a factor that creates hostility from the West. The constant focus of this aspect of Islam causes what they see as the sole undefeatable issue between the Muslim world and the West.