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  • n. The ideological movement within modern Islamic fundamentalism which advocates armed jihad. Islamist guerilla warfare or Islamist terrorism.

Etymologies

jihad +‎ -ism Coined in the late 1970s, paralleling Arabic جهاد (jihād). Derived from the earlier (1960s) adjective jihadist. (Wiktionary)

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