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Jihadists

Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Tim Roberts (United States), Sep 7, 2004 at 22:53

If they are secular in nature, I would agree that terrorist is the appropriate term. But if they invoke Allah, or consider their work the "removal of obstructions from the path of Allah," I believe they should be referred to as "Jihadists." Jihad is frequently defined by Muslim authors as "Holy War," (I have copies of the documents), and is as much an outdated and immoral reality as slavery.
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