HyperDic: egyptian_islamic_jihad

English > 1 sense of the expression Egyptian Islamic Jihad:
NOUNgroupEgyptian Islamic Jihad, al-Jihad, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquestan Islamic extremist group active / active since the late 1970s
English > Egyptian Islamic Jihad: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningAn Islamic extremist group active / active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells.
Synonymsal-Jihad, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquest
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instance ofterrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
RegionEgypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab RepublicA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971

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