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Members of Jihdai Forums Revive Debate on the Question: Is it Permissible to Harm the Innocent?

The debate regarding the legitimacy of harming innocent people continues to be the focus of differences of opinion on Jihadi forums, particularly against the backdrop of increasing criticism against the Jihadi organizations, for harming innocent Muslim and non-Muslim civilians. Members of the Jihadi forums debate between themselves regarding the legitimacy of attacking targets where there are Muslims. Al-Qaeda and the global Jihad organizations do not want to be perceived as harming innocent Muslims, and they therefore justify their targets marked for attack as sites with a concentration of civilians or western government officials, particularly Americans and Muslims who are collaborators.

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