I was lucky enough to take part in Erbakan's funeral procession last week. Standing in the street surrounding Alfatih mosque with the millions who were chanting "Mujahid Erbakan!" I entertained one question all day:
What happened to us that the word Jihad scares the daylight out of us?
Why have we allowed those fringe elements to not only hijack our religion but make our values of fighting for what we believe is right and living for a worthwhile cause obsolete?
I think it's time we take back Jihad. It's time we called those who live and die for worthwhile causes a mujahid.