"Resilience In The Face Of Adversity Is The Highest Predictor Of Success."
September 29th 2016, Fred Cuellar
Muslims define Jihad as a war or a struggle that is in opposition to the Muslim belief. However, there is also another definition that Muslims give to Jihad, this is the Spiritual struggle within the self. The internal struggle, in simple terms become a better human being. Eastern Asian philosophy can define these thoughts with the following quote:
To understand more about what goes on in the mind of a Jihadist who is fighting the "radical Islamic war" I came across the following Ted Talk. It helped me to understand what goes on inside the mind of someone who has decided to take up arms, in the name of "God". I found the speakers story interesting as it revealed, that any one who has traversed on a path that is not healthy, can be reformed. It takes a strong person to say that this is wrong, and go against the crowd. These thoughts can be transferred to, gang members, or anyone who has been involved in criminal activity. If society was to embrace you, give chances for human reform, move away from a stereotype, or a prejudice, could there be more room, and more resources available for human reform?