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Contradictory concepts?

February 9, 2011

Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt

EGYPTBut perhaps the most novel element in its manifesto is that it advocates “jihad,” innovative interpretation of the Koran to bring Islamic law in tune with the demands of changing times.

The definition provided in your story is for a concept known as “ijtihad,” not “jihad.” These are different, and in a way contradictory, concepts.

David

Indeed. Most versions of this story did use the proper term “ijtihad,”but in a sad spell-checker turn of events, one online version showed up as “jihad.” We corrected: GBU Editor

Essam El-Erian, spokesperson for Egypt’s main opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo February 6, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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