Definitions

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  • n. a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
  • n. 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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Former bodyguard Moughniyeh had become the leading figure in the military arm of Hizballah, known as the Islamic Jihad.

    The Secret War with Iran

  • Abu Mazen: called Israeli killing of Palestinian civilians "unjustified"; he called the Islamic Jihad killing of Israeli civilians "terrorist" and "descipable."

    Monday, April 17, 2006

  • Rice blamed the attack on leaders of Islamic Jihad, which is based in Syria.

    From On High

  • A Lebanese terrorist group called Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for many of these attacks, but the group shared many of the same leaders as Hezbollah, and US intelligence officials allege it was merely a cover for Hezbollah's military wing.

    In Search of Hezbollah

  • An Egyptian demonstrater takes picture … National Democratic Party A National Democratic Party (NDP) sign is seen in front of their … Photo in Slideshow: Fires burn in the National Democratic Party Photo in Slideshow: An Egyptian soldier guards a burnt … Technology Video: First 'iPad' only newspaper unveiled Report Abuse The Muslim Brotherhood (aka Islamic Jihad) will be in control of Egypt within a month of Mubarak stepping down.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Al-Arian was first arrested in 2003 and charged with being one of the North American leaders of Islamic Jihad, which is designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. and at various times has been allied with a larger militant group, Hamas.

    The Buffalo News: Home

  • A group called Islamic Jihad in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened to target the British, Emirati and Saudi embassies in Sanaa.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Some Yemeni security officials said a local militant group called Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

    The Buffalo News: Home

  • Closing an office does not mean dismantling Hamas, and I'm talking about the infrastructure -- dismantling the Islamic Jihad, which is a front organization for Iran; declaring in Arabic, as the European Union incidentally employed him to do; declaring in Arabic that the intifada is over; and making it abundantly clear in all the Palestinian media that he will no longer accept violence; that he will no longer tolerate any actions - any violent actions originating from territories under his ...

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2001

  • 47 The charges refer to the Islamic Jihad as “a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence including murder, extortion, money laundering, fraud, and misuse of visas, and operated worldwide including in the Middle District of Florida.”

    House of Bush, House of Saud

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