Have Christians not yet made the connection between “the passion of the Christ” and jihad?
The idea of striving and suffering for the sake of God even unto one’s physical death is the essence of jihad. According to Christian belief, this is the sacrifice that Jesus the Messiah made for humanity. This is what Muslims believe as well, except we do not believe that Jesus was killed. Rather, he was saved by his Lord and raised to heaven so that he may return to be the savior of mankind in the End of Times by killing the anti-Christ and establishing true justice and peace on earth.
Due to sensitive political circumstances and the very real program by Western and some Middle Eastern governments to violently crackdown on any kind of political dissent, many Muslims today tend to minimize or negate the physical aspect of jihad. Obviously, we reject the bastardization…
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