from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Muslim guerrilla warriors engaged in a jihad.
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- n. Plural form of mujahid. Muslim holy warriors engaged in a jihad.
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- n. a military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad
The term mujahideen - or holy warriors - in this case could encompass all the militant Islamist groups active in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, from al-Qaida to the various branches of the Taliban.
In related news, using the word "mujahideen" may itself be unlawful in Oklahoma, which also approved a ballot initiative making English the official language.
Incredibly, the suspects’ attorneys also argued that such charitable giving, to support jihad and mujahideen, is rightfully tax exempt under the US constitutional protection of religious freedom. 51 Court records show Care International deposited checks “with handwritten notes such as ‘for jihad only’, ‘Bosnia Jihad fund’, and ‘Chechen Muslim Fighters’”.
As the rebellion intensified and spread among Islamic guerrillas known as the mujahideen, Moscow debated sending in troops to install a more competent, compliant government and to train the failing Afghan military.
The U.S. partnered with violent religious Islamists called the mujahideen in a holy war against the godless Soviets in the 1980s.
It is now no secret that the C.I.A., via Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence ISI, funded and supported violent Islamic jihadists called the mujahideen, providing them billions for weapons and training.
These were not just mistakes, and that is why I use the term criminal mujahideen.
On July 3, 1979, on the advice of his brilliant and hawkish national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter signed the first directive to secretly aid Afghan rebels known as the mujahideen who were fighting the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 but met stiff resistance from Muslim rebels, called mujahideen, who received support from the United States.
Born into a wealthy family in Saudi Arabia, bin Laden went to Afghanistan to train Islamic warriors known as mujahideen after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979.
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