There is no matter if you are a Muslims or non Muslims you must be familiar with the term Jihad because its a hot topic on International media since from last one and a half decades.
Jihad in Arabic does not mean “holy war.” It means “to strive, to apply oneself, to struggle, to persevere.” Jihad can be personal or it can be a community of persons struggling against oppression. In essence, it means to become closer to God in lifestyle and community.
Jihad does not means killing any person or any non Muslim. but today International media is showing Jihad as killing innocent people. we often hear such words Jihadi terror, Islamic terrorism on media which as completely wrong terms. Jihad never means killing an innocent person. Islam never allows killing an innocent person.