Pipes Purpose Of Jihad

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According to historian of Islam, Daniel Pipes, "the purpose of jihad is not so much the spread of the Islamic faith, as the expansion of the sphere of influence of a sovereign Muslim power ... Thus, jihad by nature unabashedly aggressive, and its ultimate goal is to achieve the rule of the Muslims of the whole world" . He points out that jihad has always manifested itself in the form of territorial expansion. This Pipes notes that "many scholars and Islamic apologists claim that, according to the ideology of jihad is allowed to conduct only defensive war, or jihad is overwhelmingly non-violent movement
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