posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 05:25 PM
Is this not, infact, the 'acceptable' formation of the term 'jihad', a struggle to keep on 'the path'? Struggling against drugs and vice and
Although, on the other hand, a hardliner could argue that, so long as the drugs aren't used by muslims, there is no need to struggle against them,
but I don't think anyone over there will pretend that muslims don't have it.
Similiarly, tho a fundamentalist state, Iran has large wine growing regions, but the wine is largely exported (and undoubtedly consumed by
zoroasterians and the like). Supposedly 'Syrah' and the australian variant 'Shiraz' are of this persian derivation.
Ok, that was a bit off topic.
I have to wonder tho at seeing a reduction in opium production in afghanistan as being a success. This is the first modest effort post taliban to
curb the stuff, so it has to reduce production by some degree.