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Synonyms for jihad

a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels

a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal


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Thus, asymmetric conflict has become associated with jihadism. As any complex word-symbol, jihad lends itself to various interpretations, including who may rightfully invoke it and how it may be conducted.
"Speaking now specifically about Wahhabi jihadism, the definition basically would be: "the fake Islamist ideology of the new world order in order to create confrontations to destroy Islam from inside".
But Hablas, along with militant Tripolitans like Shadi Mawlawi and his ilk, is aligned with the radical strain of Salafist jihadism. Many who follow this brand of Salafism are intolerant and fanatical, calling for retribution against those who do not abide by their ultra-orthodox creed.
''I would argue that they converted to jihadism, not necessarily mainstream Islam,'' he said.
Jihadism is a modern revolutionary ideology which holds that political violence is a theologically legitimate and tactically efficient way to effect socio-political change.
The prime minister also reiterated his message that religious terrorism and jihadism go against 'true' Islamic teachings.
Mockaitis (Center for Civil-Military Relations) investigates threats facing the US, focusing on Islamist jihadism and homegrown right-wing extremism.
For the study, researchers drew on data from the Western Jihadism Project, based at Brandeis University, which collects data on terrorists associated with Al-Qaeda-inspired organizations.
3-"Milestones" by Sayyid Outb 4-"Al-Fari[THORN]ad[THORN]uah Al-gha[THORN]ax-ibah" by Muhammad Abd al-Salam Faraj, the founder of Al-Gamaa'a Al-Islamyyia 5-"Millat Ibrahim" by Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi, the first one to use the term "Salafi Jihadism." 6-"Al-Jihad wa'l-Ijtihad" (Jihad and Interpretation/JI) by Abu Qatada al-Filistini 7-"A Call to Global Islamic Resistance (GIR)" by Abu Mus'ab al-Suri 8-"Al-'Umda fi I'dad al-'Udda" (The Essentials of Making Ready [for Jihad]), by Sayyed Imam 9- "Terrorism is from Islam and who denies it is an apostate" by Sayyed Imam 10-"Al-Wala' wa-l-Bara" (Loyalty and Disavowal) by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri 11-Articles written by Omar Abdel Rhaman.
Geoff Porter outlines how counterterrorism efforts in Algeria and low support for jihadism among Algerians has significantly weakened the Algerian chapter of al-Qa 'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
Morocco has long considered itself a key ally in the fight against Islamic extremism and the king routinely criticizes jihadism and the discourses of radical Islam.
In addition, the definitions, terms, concepts, and ideologies pertaining to al-Qaeda, Jihadism, and violent Islamist extremism are explained.
President Uhuru spoke of the need for multilateralism to make its mark in solving major challenges ranging from insecurity, the fascism of global Jihadism, and the effects of climate change.
Erdogan was responding to recent measures Austria took against jihadism, namely, that the Austrian government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams as part of a crackdown on "political Islam."
With 26,000 residents, the coastal settlement on the Mediterranean, 20km from Montpellier, has become an unofficial symbol of jihadism.