Definition of jihadist
: a Muslim who advocates or participates in a jihad
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That's precisely what ISIS and other radical jihadists aim for, and after each attack, people are reminded of their base motivations.
By 2010, when the drone campaign was at its height, the agency launched 117 strikes against Qaeda militants and other jihadists sheltering in the mountainous tribal areas that run along Pakistan’s northwestern border with Afghanistan.
That’s why the commanders of those armies -- in Washington, Moscow and Tehran, as well as Damascus and Ankara -- are looking beyond the coming showdown with the jihadists.
The jihadists are equipped to transfer to insurgent-style warfare.
After Gadhafi’s fall, veteran jihadists, al-Qaida sympathizers and Islamists of all shades formed militias that filled the post-Gadhafi power vacuum.
To validate this position, jihadists often evoke the the Battle of Badr, a key moment in early Muslim history that occurred during the month of Ramadan in the year 624 CE.
If all your friends are using Tor for porn surfing from work, consider that might not be the profile of Tor users any more than the jihadists are.
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