Egyptian Islamic Jihad

noun
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
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the original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981


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