A rocket, similar to the Al-Qassam rockets used against Israeli is prepared for launch as new members of the Islamic Jihad fighters (not pictured) show their skills as they attend a military show in the former Israeli jewish settlement of Atsmona September 26, 2008 in Rafah, southern of Gaza Strip. Saraya Al-Quds the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad faction graduated some 100 new members today in Rafah. (Photo by Getty Images Europe) The term “jihad” has gotten a bad reputation...Read Full Story
"Jihad" translates in Arabic to "strive" or "struggle" and is considered by many to mean "to struggle to improve one's self and/or society." The word appears several times in the Qur'an.