Definitions

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  • noun 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

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Examples

  • As they boarded prison vehicles they chanted “Al-jihad, al-jihad!”

    The Scorpion’s Tail

  • 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.”

    The Scorpion’s Tail

  • He said: "You have come for the best, from the smaller jihad (al-jihad al-asghar) to the greater jihad (al-jihad al-akbar)."

    Jihad

  • 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.

    The Jihad Soccer Club

  • 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.”

    Situation In Pakistan Is Much More Complicated Than The MSM Or Bush States

  • There we heard the chants of "al-jihad, al-jihad," the call for war.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2001

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2001

  • Hezbollah provide explosives training for Al Qaeda and al-jihad.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2001

  • Hezbollah provide explosives training for Al Qaeda and al-jihad.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2001

  • Hezbollah provide explosives training for Al Qaeda and al-jihad.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2001

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