The all-out military action against the militants has brought great misery to many innocent people. Religious extremism is nurtured by putting the wrong concept of jihad in people's mind who really don't know what Islam is. It can be effectively eliminated if awareness is created about what Islam really says about jihad. Our media, which is generally all gossip and hot news can do that service but it has never taken any great initiative to create this awareness. A few days back I saw a song effectively conveying this massage but one odd song surely cannot do that job. The media should run quotes from Quran and Hadith regarding these issues and also ask famous religious scholars for their detailed statements. Also religious institutions should come up edicts that reject this concept of Jihad outright and offer an alternative view. -HUMAYUN SHAKIL, Karachi, via e-mail, June 3.