Jihad and Criminality: Inseparable Bedfellows
Then and now, those who undertook jihad were never obligated to have sincere or pious intentions. That's because -- and despite all Western projectionism and relativism -- Allah is not God; he is not interested in the "condition" of the jihadist's "heart," but rather his sword. The cold, businesslike language of the Koran makes this clear. Whoever commits to the jihad makes a "fine loan to Allah," which the latter guarantees to pay back "many times over," always commensurate with the jihadist's efforts (Koran 2:245, 4:95).