Ji­hadism

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The term "Ji­hadism" is a 21st-cen­tury ne­ol­o­gism found in Western lan­guages to de­scribe Is­lamist mil­i­tant move­ments perceived as mil­i­tary move­ments "rooted in Is­lam" and "ex­is­ten­tially threat­en­ing" to the West.

The term "ji­hadism" first ap­peared in South Asian me­dia; Western jour­nal­ists adopted it in the af­ter­math of the Septem­ber 11 at­tacks of 2001

The ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tions par­tak­ing in the Soviet–afghan War of 1979 to 1989 re­in­forced the rise of ji­hadism, which has been prop­a­gated in var­i­ous armed con­flicts through­out the 1990s and 2000s.

It has since been ap­plied to var­i­ous in­sur­gent and ter­ror­ist move­ments whose ide­ol­ogy is based on the no­tion of ji­had

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