Jemaah Islamiyah

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Noun1.Jemaah Islamiyah - a clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
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14) Moreover, it was argued that the increase in the use of the hijab (veil) and niqab by the female members of Jama'at Islamiya (Islamic Associations) in Egyptian universities and among other groups of Egyptian women was encouraged by Iranian Islamic propaganda.