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Jihad

A religious obligation for Muslims. The word is Arabic for "struggle," though its technical meaning has been disputed. Historically, many scholars have argued that jihad primarily entails a struggle against one's base instincts. However, it was used both in the Quran and by rulers of some Muslim-majority countries to justify war, whether to end persecution of Muslims or to provide religious grounds for conquest. The meaning of the term remains controversial, though some groups, notably al-Qaida, emphasize its militant element.
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But as white people have the duty to challenge racism wherever they encounter it, so do Muslims have a duty to challenge Jihadism in all its forms - not just particular organisations like Islamic State or Al Qaida - but sects like Salafism and Wahhabism which provides theological justification for armed Jihad.
He is also accused of creating an account on a Jihadism website, through which he published information aimed at harming the country.
Mr Valls said France is at war said France is at war V against "terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam".
Valls told BFM television on Monday that France is at war against "terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam.
Peter Neumann, director at the ICSR at Kings College London, said: "First and foremost, our data highlights the significant human cost of jihadism.
In his speech, a copy of which was released by Lambeth Palace, Welby exhorted his peers to "face the fact that for some young Muslims the attractions of jihadism outweigh the materialism of consumer society.
He has spoken out against Islamic State in recent months, saying their brutal methods of decapitations smeared the reputation of global jihadism.
While this doctrine sets jihadism apart from political Islam (e.
Such demands are as old, misguided, and exasperating as militant jihadism itself.
He went that Morocco adopted last week a draft law against jihadism abroad that would make it possible to sue any person trying to go to conflict areas, insisting however, that the security dimension, alone, is not enough to eradicate this plague.
A VIOLENT, extremist film promoting jihadism was shown to Birmingham pupils at a Trojan Horselinked school, MPs have been told.
Experts say the announcement of the caliphate could open a new era of jihadism with a powerful new leadership.