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  • 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


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  • 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

  • As they boarded prison vehicles they chanted “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)."


  • 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

  • Al-Zawahiri heads Egypt's al-jihad group, which has effectively merged with Al-Qaeda.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2001

  • 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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