- 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
“Far from the destruction grieving relatives and villagers buried Abdul Rashid in his ancestral village of Rohjan in southern Punjab province amid chants of “Al-jihad, al-jihad.””
“As they boarded prison vehicles they chanted “Al-jihad, al-jihad!””
“He said: "You have come for the best, from the smaller jihad (al-jihad al-asghar) to the greater jihad (al-jihad al-akbar).”
“He set up matches against a dozen other mosques in Hebron, acquired blue-and-white soccer jerseys and stenciled each with the logo al-jihad: prepare for them.”
“For more than two months, the capital, Islamabad, has been held hostage by a group of burqa-clad women, armed with sticks and shouting: “Al-jihad, al-jihad.””
“There we heard the chants of "al-jihad, al-jihad," the call for war.”
“They also warn, any kind of attempt to get rid of Yasser Arafat will only make Israel face the Extreme militant Hamas and al-jihad -- Paula.”
“Hezbollah provide explosives training for Al Qaeda and al-jihad.”
“Al-Zawahiri heads Egypt's al-jihad group, which has effectively merged with Al-Qaeda.”
“Even after it became commonplace for the pirate captains or their crew to be renegade Europeans, it was essential that these former Christians "turn Turk" and convert to Islam before they could be accorded the honor of engagement in al-jihad fil-bahr, the holy war at sea.”
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