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"Jihadist(s)" is a superfluous neologism for mujahid(een)

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Submitted by Chris Atwood (United States), Jun 25, 2005 at 17:50

This term "jihadist" is simply a made-up version of the real Arabic (already familiar to Western readers) of mujahid(een). Dr. Pipes, as a specialist, I would hope that you would work to popularizing this basic fact of usage, and work to abolish this superfluous neologism "jihadist".

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