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Jihad an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, Jihad means "strive" or "struggle". Jihad appears frequently in the Qur'an and common usage as the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of Allah (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)".[1][2] A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid, the plural is mujahideen.

Muslim extremists in Britain use social media such as Facebook to show off their killings[3], but the term Jihad has nothing to do with "extremism".


  1. Wendy Doniger, ed (1999). Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions. Merriam-Webster. ISBN 087-7790442. , Jihad, p.571
  2. Josef W. Meri, ed (2005). Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. ISBN 041-5966906. , Jihad, p.419
  3. http://www.dailystormer.com/british-muslims-posting-jihad-images-on-social-media-lol/
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