Jihad/ Struggle in Australian Newspapers

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I've been noticing how the cognitive metaphor of struggle (jihad) is used in Aussie newspapers, and I've collected many examples of politicians "struggling to explain their policies", "struggling for control of their party" etc. Also of sportspeople "battling", "striving" and "struggling" against fatigue, opponents, the weather etc.
I've also been researching the idea of struggle/jihad in various European language newspapers, and in key literature like Jane Eyre! The notion of jihad is alive and well in the European mind in the West!!