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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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Their attitude is not shaped by Canada's foreign policy but by what Canada's political culture and identity are: antithesis of jihadism.
The Munich mosque and Bilal Mosque in Aachen are two centers of jihadism in Germany.
If Europe's foreign policy is not responsible for the Arab world's current turmoil, it certainly cannot be the reason for the rise of jihadism within its own borders.
A Syria in which the regime and IS are the only real domestic players, rather than other rebel groups, turns Bashar Al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism.
It follows then that to put an end to Wahhabi Jihadism and ISIL the US should "cut off arms sales entirely to the Saudi military, which would be grounded within months due to lack of spare parts and support services.
The executions seemed mostly aimed at discouraging Saudis from jihadism after bombings and shootings by Sunni militants in Saudi Arabia over the past year killed dozens and Islamic State called on followers in the kingdom to stage attacks.
Yes, jihadism is the fascism of our day, infected with plans, ideas, and a will to purity comparable to those of the Nazis.
At the fringes, this can funnel disaffection into jihadism on one hand, and into anti-Muslim hatred on the other.
Peter Neumann, director at the ICSR at Kings College London, said: "First and foremost, our data highlights the significant human cost of jihadism.
He has spoken out against Islamic State in recent months, saying their brutal methods of decapitations smeared the reputation of global jihadism.
Obsessed with jihadism and 9/11, are we now doing the bidding of Iran and Syria in Iraq?
While this doctrine sets jihadism apart from political Islam (e.