Salafi


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Sa·la·fi

 (sä′lə-fē)
n. pl. Salafi or Sa·la·fis
An adherent of Salafism; a Salafist.
adj.
Of or relating to Salafism.

[Arabic salafī, of the forebears, of the predecessors, from salaf, forebears, predecessors; see šlp in Semitic roots.]
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A GROUP of Salafi Muslim parents with "extreme" Islamic views claimed that a Birmingham school was "brainwashing" their children - by allowing them to take part in Christmas nativity plays, a tribunal heard.
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AMMAN, Feb 5 (KUNA) -- A court in Jordan decided on Thursday to acquit Salafi leader Isam Al-Barqawi, better known as Abu Mohammad Al-Maqdesi, after having served a three-month prison sentence on allegations of inciting to rebel against the monarchy.
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The investigation established that the man studied Salafi in the beginning of 2009 and is a member of this religious movement.