Salafism

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Sa·la·fism

 (sä′lə-fĭz′əm, sə-lä′fĭz′əm)
n.
A school of Sunni Islam that condemns theological innovation and advocates strict adherence to shari'a and to the social structures existing in the earliest days of Islam.

[From Salafi.]

Sa′la·fist adj. & n.
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Noun1.Salafism - 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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Fathy added that the electoral alliance between Al-Fadila and Salifi Al-Raya party has evolved into a political one, and he encouraged "Copts, women and youths" to become members and run for elections "if they are efficient".
She points out that Salifi methods range from missionary work to extremism; analysts describe a dual political strategy of offering social welfare programs for Tunisian youth while encouraging militancy in nearby Mali and Syria.
The Syrian army is penetrating our lines," said Mohammad Salifi, a 35-year-old former government employee.