Nor does he mean an interior spiritual struggle — and yet no Muslims will be writing him contemptuously asking him if he knows what the word “jihad” means. Oddly enough!

“Egypt’s Brotherhood heads urges jihad for Jerusalem,” from AFP, October 11 (thanks to Pat):

The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi emanated, called on Thursday for a jihad (holy war) to liberate Jerusalem from Israeli rule.

“Jerusalem is Islamic … and nobody is entitled to make concessions” on the Holy City, said Sheikh Mohammed Badie in his weekly message to supporters.

“The jihad for the recovery of Jerusalem is a duty for all Muslims,” he said, stressing that the liberation of the Holy City “will not be done through negotiations or at the United Nations.”…