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Islamic Jihad

noun

1 Islamic Jihad

A Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon.

synonyms: Hezbollah, Hizballah, Hizbollah, Hizbullah, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Lebanese Hizballah, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth, Party of God, Revolutionary Justice Organization.

Dutch: Hezbollah



2 Islamic Jihad

An Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells.

synonyms: al-Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquest.


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