The German Federal Agency for Political Education has released a new video titled “Mein Jihad” which translates it to “Anstrengung,” or “Kampf,” the title of the infamous book by Adolf Hitler.
The taxpayer funded video tries to put a positive spin on the word “jihad” by footage of a young Muslim woman saying, ““My jihad means being patient with my fellow human beings, even if they get angry with me and despite offered compromises, stay stubborn. My jihad means telling the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it gets, and always listening closely when my friends tell their stories, no matter how stressed I am.”
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the main definition of jihad is “a war fought by Muslims to defend or spread their beliefs.” However, a secondary definition of “a crusade for a principle or belief” is sometimes used.
However, the video has caused outrage online by German nationals and was shared by the German YouTube group “Face of a Dying Nation.”
One snarky commenter with the username NookaNooka posted to the video:
I can’t wait for the next one where they explain the term: [Taharrush jamai]
According to Wikipedia, “Taharrush jamai is the Arabic term for ‘collective harassment,’ sometimes used to refer to the sexual assault of women in public by large groups of men.”
NookaNooka was apparently referencing the underreported sexual assaults carried out by men of North African and Arab descent in Cologne, Germany against German women on New Year’s.