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Definition of the noun al-jihad

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  1. an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells


Al-Jihad: Jihad is a neighborhood in the Al Rashid district in western Baghdad, Iraq. To the north is Al-A'amiriya on the other side of Baghdad Airport Road, and to the east is Al-A'amel.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern Warfare (2013)

A New Era of Modern Warfare by Spencer C. Tucker

Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami fi Filastin, known as the Islamic Jihad in Palestine but also Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), was established by Fathi Shiqaqi, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz al-Awda, and others in the Gaza Strip during the 1970s. Several ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami fi Filastin, known as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2004)

by John L. Esposito

Jihad, al- Jamaat al-Jihad or Islamic Jihad Community. Egyptian Islamic group that assassinated President Anwar Sadat in 1981. Established in the late 1970s by former members of the group Shabab Muhammad, which attempted a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2012)

by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

That, at least, was 'Azzam's initial conception, but over time, bin Ladin, together with veteran Egyptian jihadists from the Tanzim al-Jihad al-Islami (“Islamic Jihad Organization”), above all Ayman al-Zawahiri, developed a more grandiose vision ...

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Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad. (Arthur Hertzberg)
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