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Definition of "mujahideen" []

  • Muslim guerrilla warriors engaged in a jihad. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mujahideen" in a sentence
  • "The term mujahideen - or holy warriors - in this case could encompass all the militant Islamist groups active in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, from al-Qaida to the various branches of the Taliban."
  • "In related news, using the word "mujahideen" may itself be unlawful in Oklahoma, which also approved a ballot initiative making English the official language."
  • "Incredibly, the suspects’ attorneys also argued that such charitable giving, to support jihad and mujahideen, is rightfully tax exempt under the US constitutional protection of religious freedom. 51 Court records show Care International deposited checks “with handwritten notes such as ‘for jihad only’, ‘Bosnia Jihad fund’, and ‘Chechen Muslim Fighters’”."