What Are the 8 Types of Jihad? Former Radical Muslim Explains
A former Radical Muslim turned international Christian evangelist has detailed different categories of jihad that she says is being carried out today to advance the Islamic agenda worldwide.
Isik Abla, who was raised and abused in a Muslim home in Turkey but now professes the name of Christ in over 150 countries around the world through her television ministry, spoke with The Christian Post last week to warn about the deception being used by radical Muslims to gain influence across the globe.
Although most people think of war and Islamic-related terrorism when they think of the term "jihad," Abla explained that there are actually eight different types of jihad.
Even though Abla admits that she was involved in one of the forms of jihad before she left Islam, she credited her friend Baroness Caroline Cox, a member of the United Kingdom House of Lords, with having taught her about the eight types of jihad.
"She has an amazing understanding about jihad," Abla said. "I knew these types of jihad before but I never categorized them. I just believed as Muslims, that we had to use every way to Islamize the world. When I got to meet her and become good friends with her, she was describing them just the way I was taught. I was part of it without knowing it. It makes perfect sense after hearing her."
1. Population jihad
According to Abla, "population jihad," also referred to as "cultural jihad," is the concept of populating the world with more Muslims than Christians, Jews or people of other religions or no religions.
Abla said that this not only refers to the migration of Muslims and their invasion of foreign cultures, but it also is a call for Muslims already embedded in Western countries to have more children than non-Muslims.
Abla explained that some mosque leaders even tell their congregations to have as many children as they can because "Muslims must populate the world."
"We are not only talking about refugees going to Western world from Islamic world with their families, but if you are also living in those countries, you need to make more children," Abla said. "It is taught in the mosques. Imams tell congregations to make children — 'Let's inherit the world through population.' I heard it before but I never thought of it as 'population jihad.'"
Abla said that this is a "very popular teaching in Islam and it is very powerful."
"Muslims believe that when the end times come, at the end of the world, everyone is going to be a Muslim," she explained. "This is very sneaky because they sneak into the societies, cultures and countries before you know it. This is more powerful than the violent side of Islam."
2. Media jihad
One of the most influential forms of jihad is "media jihad," which Abla said allows Muslims to influence the way Westerners think or feel about Islam and particular political candidates.
Abla asserted that Muslims spend billions of dollars building partnerships with major television networks and other major media outlets.
"In the United States many media channels' partnerships are bought by Muslims. There are so many Muslims behind the scenes in power because they invest money. They invest billions into the Western world's media. It is so crazy, mind blowing how much they invest into Facebook, Twitter, TV channels," she said. "Even in the political elections, [it's crazy] how much Muslims were investing into the campaigns to manipulate and change the atmosphere."
"You can take anything and make any person a monster or hero in the eyes of people through media," Abla told CP. "It is easy manipulate and brainwash people through media. It is the easiest way and most powerful channel as a weapon. We saw it in the previous elections. We see it in the world. They can get you to believe anything about any candidate that they want you to believe."
She also said that one of the biggest media jihad initiatives is to promote the idea that "Islam is the religion of peace."
"Whoever says this is part of media jihad," she contended.