The question of jihad – or “Holy War” – in the Quran is a highly politicised one, especially at this time when the Elite are busy engineering a clash of civilisations.
Certainly, war is a part of life; and there are things worth fighting for.
At the same time, there are those – both for and against brand Islam – who quote small parts of verses in order to claim points which run entirely contrary to thread of the broader Quranic narrative.
In this video, I discuss the verses found at 4:71-104 in the Quran in some detail. Understanding this segment is a good way to unpick part of the mess the Traditionalist has made of the Quran by importing his values for key terms from a separate literature (the hadith) while providing those who wish to understand my work a place to begin.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HucKIpd2pRo