Jewish Jihad is Better.

by Steven Shamrak.

Let's declare our own jihad.

Many Muslim mullahs, imams and terrorist chiefs have been igniting their followers with the word "jihad" - holy war. Even the leaders of some Muslim countries are not able to resist the temptation. Their true intent is a war against everything that is un-Islamic. Any infidel, not just Jews, any non-Islamic country is a target. Even Muslim countries that allow some flexibility, freedom and personal rights that are not in line with hard-core Islamic doctrine are considered as a blasphemous and also are targeted.

Sometimes, in order to disguise the actual aggressive nature of Islamic jihad, Muslim leaders say that they are misunderstood. They say that jihad has nothing to do with terror and the desire for world domination by Islam; rather, it is a call for the inner struggle of an individual Muslim. Little do they know that the concept of "inner struggle" is a deep spiritual idea of Judaism and Jewish spiritual teaching.

Every year, Jews celebrate the exodus from Egypt. Most Jews celebrate Pesach (Passover) as marking the freedom Jews obtained from physical slavery in Egypt some 3,300 years ago. Not many remember or know that Passover is to remind us that internal freedom of mind and spirit is even more important.

Unfortunately, even so many years after the creation of the independent Jewish State, many Jews are still living in inner mental slavery. We are constantly living under the fear of "them."

"What will they think?"; "This is current reality, they will not allow us to...." - these are the questions that continuously sabotage our efforts to obtain true sovereignty and end the ongoing torture of Arab terrorism that is unleashed on Israel, and which is artificially fostered by international hypocrisy.

The idea of a "two-state solution" has become the only focus of the peace process in the Meddle East. For many years, Israel has tried education, negotiations, economic stimulation, and political and territorial sacrifice. Israel gave control of the West Bank and Gaza to the Palestinian Authority after the Oslo agreement. Nothing has worked so far. These ideas have failed to bring peace to Israel; they just bring more terror.

The idea of removing 240,000 Jews from their ancestral land, Judea and Samaria, does not shock Peace Now supporters. At the same time, they reject the idea of transferring Arabs from Jewish land. Why is the idea of giving up Jewish land to enemies whose goal is complete destruction of the state of Israel not considered radical, but advocating the rights of Jewish people to the land of their ancestors is? The fact that our enemies, not just Arabs, have been persistently working on a one-state solution - a Muslim state without Jews - is completely ignored by many Jews.

We neglect our own right to the unity of Jewish land. Our right to self-determination is forgotten and regularly abused. Our right to live in peace in our own country is non-existent. At the same time, many Jews support the fictional people - the "Palestinians" - that was created for one reason only: to destroy Israel.

It is time for the Jewish people to shake off "Mitzraim" ("Egypt" as a metaphor for internal slavery) and declare our own jihad. This is the fight against self-doubt, self-hate and lack of self-respect. We must unite the Jewish nation, get rid of our enemies and reunite our land. Only when we start to believe in ourselves will the respect from "them" follow.

As you can see, jihad is a good thing when it is properly used. So, let's start a Jewish jihad. It will be good for us.