Synonyms of islamic jihad
- 1. Hizballah, Hezbollah, Hizbollah, Hizbullah, Lebanese Hizballah, Party of God, Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Revolutionary Justice Organization, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth
- usage: a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
- 2. al-Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquest
- usage: 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"
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