Salafi movement


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Noun1.Salafi movement - a militant group of extremist Sunnis who believe themselves the only correct interpreters of the Koran and consider moderate Muslims to be infidels; seek to convert all Muslims and to insure that its own fundamentalist version of Islam will dominate the world
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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The Salafi movement said in a statement it issued a short time after the attack that the security agencies should not rest until the culprits are identified and brought to justice.
Last month, Russian media quoted experts as saying that the Salafi movement is making considerable headway in Jordan, whose adherents are increasingly crossing the border with Syria to carry out jihad.
After their ouster, the Brotherhood and the majority of the strong Salafi movement in the country returned to oppose the Egyptian state, after having spent one year in power.
But Mr Buhamood, who belongs to a Salafi movement, reassured constituents that he would work in their best interests regardless of faith or sect.
Up to 2,000 Jordanians are fighting in rebel ranks in Syria and Iraq, most of them with extremist factions, and several hundred have been killed, according to Hassan Abu Haniyeh, an expert on Islamic movements, and Marwan Shehadeh, a scholar who was once part of the ultraconservative Salafi movement.
But a regional television station reported that Bilal Bosnic, unofficial leader of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement in Bosnia, had been arrested at his family home in the western town of Buzim.
Salafi movement in Tajikistan has been prohibited by the Supreme Court in January 2009.
In this they have common cause with the Salafi movement (salaf means "ancestors," referring to the original founders of Islam).
A faction of the Salafi movement backed by Saudi Arabia joined the drafting panel and was part of a committee which Gen Sissi had formed to legalise his July 3 ouster of Mursi.
Emboldened by Islamist electoral gains since the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak in the 2011 uprising, members of the Salafi movement have recently been linked to a spike of violence against Christians.
CAIRO, (SANA)- Syrian well-known actress Raghda came under attack by members of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement and the Salafi Movement while she was participating in the Arab Poets Forum at the Egyptian Opera House.
What about the Salafi movement and its emergence in the political arena?