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Jihad (Arabic: جهاد IPA: [ʤɪhæːd]), an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād is a noun meaning "struggle." Jihad appears frequently in the Qur'an and common usage as the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of Allah (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)". A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid, the plural is
Originally posted by Unrealised
reply to post by kommunist
The funny thing is Australia has received offers of help from almost every allied nation EXCEPT America.
Originally posted by munkey66
Originally posted by MR1159
Listen; there is no problem with speculating. That is the raison detre of this site. The pair of you seem to not understand that point.
So are we saying that only few are allowed to speculate?
Why can't I speculate that this was a vendetta against cute and cuddley bush animals?
someone who was swooped by a magpie getting revenge.
It is all to easy to jump to conclusions with little or no evedence because that is the way people are swaying at the time.
Source, CIA bulletin.
Odds that acknowledged members of the following groups in Australia will be the arsonist, everything else being equal, in any given case, are:
Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
Arson is the act of intentionally and maliciously destroying or damaging property through the use of fire. Within this definition there are four core elements:
-the lighting of fire - fire is the fundamental element of arson; if there is no fire lit, there is no arson (some legal definitions also include lighting explosives);
-intention or wilfulness - excludes fires started by natural causes or accidents;
-malice - excludes fires started intentionally with positive or legitimate intent; and
-property - there must be some kind of property or object that is burned.
USA Today ran a story in 2003 which made mention of an al-Qaeda terrorist that the FBI caught who said that he was the mastermind behind a series of devestating forest fires in the western United States. The government, however, failed to act on it. More failure of the government, I believe, in protecting us from “terrorism