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Tango0113 Apr 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

… Against the British in India's North-West Frontier?.

"FOR OVER A decade the word jihad has appeared frequently in print throughout Europe and North America. The reason, it seems obvious, the recent rise in Islamic terrorism.

But of course, the now 16-year-old War on Terror was by no means the first time that this fraught word has held currency in the West. Rewind 120 years and it was the world's preeminent military power of the day, the British Empire, that was at war with militant jihadists. Yet few today remember that conflict, which would become known as the Pathan Rising of 1897 to 1898…"
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Henry Martini13 Apr 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

When ah read yaw post ti'le ah fought fu a moment you wuz gonna launch in'a some Kiplinesque verse, me old China.

Tango0114 Apr 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

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