Synonyms and Antonyms for al-Jihad

1. al-Jihad (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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2. jihad (n.)

a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels

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3. jihad (n.)

a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

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6. al-Qaida (n.)

a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

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7. al-Tawhid (n.)

an Islamic terrorist cell that originated in Jordan but operates in Germany; goal is to attack Europe and Russia with chemical weapons

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8. al-Qur'an (n.)

the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina

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9. al-Haytham (n.)

an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)

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10. al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades (n.)

a militant offshoot of al-Fatah that is the newest and strongest and best equipped faction active in the West Bank; responsible for many deadly attacks in Israel in 2002

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