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Noun: Islamic Group
  1. A terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails
    "Islamic Group uses force to push Egyptian society toward Islamic rule";
    - al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya
  2. A clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
    - Jemaah Islamiyah, JI, Islamic Community, Malaysian Mujahidin Group, Malaysia Militant Group

Derived forms: Islamic Groups

Type of: foreign terrorist organisation [Brit], foreign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organisation [Brit], terrorist organization

Encyclopedia: Islamic Group