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 (jĭ-hä′dē) or ji·had·ist (-ĭst)
n. pl. ji·ha·dis or ji·ha·dists
1. One engaged in jihad, especially one engaged in armed opposition to Western influence and to secular governments and institutions in Muslim countries or areas with Muslim populations when such opposition is perceived as fanatical or employing means that are immoderate or unlawful.
2. One considered to employ immoderate or unreasonable means in pursuit of an aim; a fanatic.

[Arabic jihādī, relating to jihad, fighting, from jihād, jihad; see jihad.]
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(dʒɪˈhædɪ) or


n, pl -dis or -deen (-diːn)
(Islam) Islam
a. a person who takes part in a jihad
b. (as modifier): jihadi groups.
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Adj.1.jihadi - of or relating to a jihad
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Quite understandably, the Zionist troika would not do it for fear of exposing the skeletons in their own cupboard because if the grouse of the so-called Jehadists was against imperial occupation forces, why is it that they never hurt American, Jew or Indian interests or their worldwide assets of men and material?