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Ever since Osama bin Laden used the word "jihad" to describe the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the ancient Arabic word has been saddled with its darkest possible meaning.

In the decade since, "jihad" has come into widespread use by non-Muslims and Muslims alike as shorthand for Islamic war against the West.

Ahmed Rehab says his jihad is to take that word back.


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