In Amalek and jihad
, Jonathan Edelstein looks at the story of Amalek from the Bible, and explores interpretations advanced by different Jewish groups of the Biblical commandment for Amalek to be exterminated. He then compares this to the concept of jihad in Islam and the different interpretations of it among Muslims.
It's a good reminder that Islam is not the only religion that can be and is twisted to justify violence and intolerance. We need to move beyond simplistic denunciations of other religions and begin to work together with people of conscience in all religions to promote peace and justice.