Gonzo, no I am not accusing you of anything. All I am saying is that Jihad, as stressed in the Holy Qur'an is an essential part and parcel of Islam. And that every Muslim knows his duties to Islam are to promote Islam and Jihad is the main route of promoting Islam. Is that not right?
No, although I have known some of the wannabe Jihadi crowds, I have also known muslims who do not believe that Jihad is called for right now.
Not all muslim believe it is their goal to promote Jihad, or Islam through Jihad. The muslim world is so fragmented that even if one imam declares Jihad, only his sect will follow and a few stragglers here and there.
If the muslim world ever came under the banner of a khalifa again, then I would seriously worry because Jihad could be called and would become compulsory.
However I doubt that will happen, because the muslim world is nowhere near close enough to a united front to ever agree upon a leader.
It's not taqqiya to say that, it's factual.