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Definition of the noun al-jihad
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- 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
- region: Arab Republic of Egypt / Egypt / United Arab Republic
- domain: act of terrorism / terrorism / terrorist act
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- synonyms of al-Jihad: Egyptian Islamic Jihad / Islamic Jihad / Vanguards of Conquest
- instance of: foreign terrorist organization / FTO / terrorist group / terrorist organization = a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
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.
- neighborhood of Baghdad
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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 ...
Encyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)
by Peter Chalk
Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami fi Filastin, known as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), ...
by John L. Esposito
Jihad, al- Jamaat al-Jihad or Islamic Jihad Community.
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 ...
by Beth K. Dougherty, Edmund A. Ghareeb
(JABHAT AL-JIHAD WA AL-TAGHYIR). Sunni resistance umbrella group. Formed in September 2007 as an alternative to the Islamic State of 'Iraq (ISI) and the Jihad and Reform Front (JRF), it comprised the ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Jihad Group, ...
by Goldschmidt Jr.
AL-JIHAD. Islamist revolutionary group (see JAMA'AT) that plotted the assassination of Anwar al- Sadat in 1981.
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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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