Dictionary of Terrorism

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Glossary
Action Directe Direct Action
adwam Aggression
al Gihud Striving (Egypt)
Aliyah Jewish immigration into Palestine
Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah
al Muqatilah bi-Libya Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (Libya)
an-Nidal Struggle (used by Lebanon Groups)
al-Fida Sacrifice (Palestine)
al Qaeda the Base
al Saiqa The Thunderbolt (Palestine) - Organisation set up by Syria to govern the PLO
Asbat al-Ansar the Partisans' league (Lebanon extremist-based Sunni Group
assassini Drug Users (derived from 'hashshashin')
Aum Shinrikyo Supreme Truth
Brigate Rosse Red Brigade (Italy)
Epanastatiki Organosi
Revolutionary Organisation (Greece)
Euzkradita Azatasuna
Basque Fatherland and Liberty
fatah the Victory
fatwa Islamic religious ruling
fedayean warriors
Forcas Populares Popular Forces (April 25) (Portugal)
Ghazu Invasion
glasnost transparency
GRAPO Grupo de Resistencia Antifascista Primero de octubre
Hajj Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca
Hamas Zeal or Enthusiasm
Harakat uljihad-i-Islami
Movement of Islamic Holy War (Afghanistan)
Harakat ulMujahidin
Movement of Holy Warriors
Hizbullah the Party of God
Imam faith
intifada Shuddering
Irgun Zvai Leumi National Military Organisation (Israel)
Jihad Struggle for defence of Islam
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba Army of the Righteous (Pakistan)
madrasa Islamic religious school
Mahdi the Chosen One (in Sunni Theology)
Mujaheddin Holy Warrior
perestroika restructuring
Posse Comitatus Power of the Country
Resistencia Nacional Mocambicana Mozambique National Resistance
Revolutionaere Zellen
Revolutionary Cells (Germany)
Rote Armee Fraktion
Red Army Faction (Germany)
salam Arab-Israeli Peace
Sendero Luminoso Shining Path (Peru)
shahada Creed
Shahid hero
sharia Muslim Law
shari'ah Islamic Law
sha'a follow
shi'ah Religious sect (another word for Shi'ite)
shuhada Martyrs (Lebanon)
Sinn Fein We Ourselves
sulh Reconciliation (by Palestine with Israel)
Terra Lliure Free Land (Catalan)
towhid a divinely integrated classless society (Iran)
umma Universal Islamic Community

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface and Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction viii
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms xii
  • Glossary xviii
  • A 1
  • B 23
  • C 32
  • D 62
  • E 82
  • F 97
  • G 103
  • H 112
  • I 126
  • J 147
  • K 151
  • L 156
  • M 164
  • N 177
  • O 185
  • P 191
  • R 220
  • S 229
  • T 256
  • U 277
  • V 293
  • W 296
  • Z 304
  • Films and Documentaries 305
  • Terrorism - A Historical Timeline 309
  • Index 311
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