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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?
Of these, 15,000 tweets were directly in connection with the IS -- defending their actions, praising their work ( including shocking beheadings), inspiring youth to spread the IS ideology and join the outfit war in the West Asia region as jehadists voluntarily.
Washington will certainly upgrade its cooperation with pragmatic Arab regimes to combat Islamic militant groups, such as Al-Qaida, the Salafis, and other Jehadists that also endanger these regimes.
"Once started, however, it has the potential to exert a strong deterrent effect upon the ISI (Inter Services Intelligence agency) and Pakistani jehadists."
"The organisation of Al Qaida in Arab peninsula, Jund Al Yaman brigades, announces responsibility for the blessed operation done by a group from Khalid Bin Al Waleed brigade on Wednesday June 25, 2008, by firing three missiles on Safer refinery in Mareb province to cut the Zionist-Crusade aorta," said a statement posted in a website interested in Jehadists' issues, (www.alekhlaas.info).
The US forces are giving higher priority to fighting "foreign and domestic jehadists in Iraq".
However, they are what provide the jehadists and radicals Many of these ideas have taken shape in countries which were ruled by prowestern regimes, whose repression bred alienation their raison de etre, and whether we like it or not, they spring from Islam, at least the interpretation of Islam that these radicals adhere to.
The incident, he further remarked, is no doubt un-believable, as it happened at the hands of so-called Islamic Jehadists, who, despite being honouring themselves; the sons of proud people, had tried to achieve their nefarious designs by kidnapping the innocent cadets.
Intelligence agencies are now closely watching activities on social media as it's believed that Indian youth is on the radar of the global jehadists. Sources say there are close to 30,000 such Twitter handles and other social media forums along with websites that are spewing venom, and little can be done to monitor those and act on The Centre has decided to set up a high- level committee to monitor social media and cyber space.
Tahira Kazi, the principal of Army Public School and College in Peshawar, was set on fire by jehadists who slaughtered so many.