|…Mursi also gave a speech in May translated and posted by Memri.org in which he said “Jihad is our path. And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.”
Lord have mercy. What is being said it is simply satanic. The Jews invented martyrdom, which is to say, the act of dying for one’s metaphysical beliefs; it began with the Jews. And the Christians certainly have a long tradition of venerating those who die for their faith.
But you’d be mistaken to liken Islamic martyrdom with the other two because it has a feature the other two don’t. When a Muslim like President Mursi calls “death for the sake of Allah their most lofty aspiration,” it also includes, if unmentioned, the death not only of the martyr but his unsuspecting, utterly defenseless taken by surprise victims. Muslim martyrdom also commonly connotes mass murder…