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1. Does jihad mean “holy war”? 1

2. What is the role of non-violent jihad? 4

3. Do Muslims go to war against others

merely because they are non-Muslim? 9

4. What are the Five Basic Rights

of Islamic law, and how do they relate to war? 11

5. What does the Qur’an say about jihad

and fighting? 13

6. When do Muslims make treaties? 16

7. What is the distinction between

pre-emption and aggression? 21

8. What is the difference between “TheAbode

of Islam” andTheAbode ofWar”? 24

9. Is forced conversion an Islamic teaching? 27

10. What is the “sword verse”? 31

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