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- The ideological movement within modern Islamic fundamentalism which advocates armed jihad. Islamist guerilla warfare or Islamist terrorism.
1983, Research in social anthropology, 1975-1980:
- The twin institutions of mahdist jihadism and radical puritanical sufism
2009 February 4, Jonathan Freedland, “As British Jews come under attack, the liberal left must not remain silent”, The Guardian:
- Liberals rightly recoil from the constant pressure on Muslims to explain themselves and denounce jihadism or even islamism.