Definition of Al-Jihad
1. 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. "The original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981"
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Al-Jihad
Literary usage of Al-Jihad
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Patterns of Global Terrorism, 1997 edited by Christopher W. Ross (1998)
"al-Jihad* aka Jihad Group, lslamic Jihad, New Jihad Group, Vanguards of Conquest, Talaa' al-Fateh coincide with the bombing of a USO club in Naples, ..."
2. Globalistan: How the Globalized World Is Dissolving Into Liquid War by Pepe Escobar (2007)
"The "lesser jihad" (al-jihad al-asghar) is linked to the defense of Islam ... The "Greater Jihad" (al-jihad al-akbar) takes place inside each Muslim's soul. ..."
3. Moon-O-Theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume II of II by Yoel Natan (2006)
"... strategies to redeem their religion by combating this morbid totalitarianism.4712 the Pen (al-Jihad bil-Qalam) and Checkbook Jihad (al-Jihad bil-Mal). ..."