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Set of ideologies holding that Islam should guide social and political as well as personal life

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Islamism: Set of ideologies holding that Islam should guide social and political as well as personal life
Islamism is a concept whose meaning has been debated in both public and academic contexts. The term can refer to diverse forms of social and political activism advocating that public and political life should be guided by Islamic principles or more specifically to movements which call for full implementation of sharia. It is commonly used interchangeably with the terms political Islam or Islamic fundamentalism. In academic usage, the term Islamism does not specify what vision of "Islamic order" or sharia are being advocated, or how their advocates intend to bring them about. In Western mass media it tends to refer to groups whose aim is to establish a sharia-based Islamic state, often with implication of violent tactics and human rights violations, and has acquired connotations of political extremism. In the Muslim world, the term has positive connotations among its proponents.


Former policeman among three militants killed in gunfight with Indian troops

A former police officer was among three Islamist militants killed in a gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir on Monday, security officials said.
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Wish to see people chanting Ved Mantra, reading Azan on the banks of Dal Lake: Giriraj Singh

Singh also condemned some so-called activists of the contemporary society, highlighting that no one raised a word when the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee from the valley due to Islamist..
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Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..

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G5 Sahel leaders seek concrete measures to counter jihadist attacks [Video]G5 Sahel leaders seek concrete measures to counter jihadist attacks

The Leaders of the G5 Sahel countries on Sunday visited the graves of 71 Niger soldiers killed in the western town of Inates days earlier in the worst jihadist attack on security forces in Niger in..

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Saudi airman sole suspect in U.S. naval base massacre: FBI [Video]Saudi airman sole suspect in U.S. naval base massacre: FBI

Investigators believe a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, before being fatally shot by a deputy sheriff,..

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Kashmiri Pandits mark 30th year of exodus from valley; demand immediate resettlement, action against perpetrators

During 1989-1990, several thousand Hindus were forced to flee the Kashmir valley as a result of being targeted by Islamist insurgents
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UK expands Hezbollah asset freeze, targets entire movement

Britain expanded the scope of its asset-freezing measures against Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah on Thursday to cover the entire organization as well as its military wing.
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Nigerian Islamist militants free three aid workers, other civilian hostages: U.N.

Islamist militants released three aid workers and other civilians in northeast Nigeria who had been held hostage since late December, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country said on..
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France, West Africa to unite forces in fight against Islamist militants

France and West African states agreed on Monday to unite their forces under a joint command structure to fight Islamist militants in the Sahel region and France will send an extra 220 soldiers to..
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France's Macron says U.S. exit from West Africa would be bad news

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that a U.S. military withdrawal from West Africa would be a problem for France, but he was confident he could convince President Donald Trump that the..
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France to send extra 220 troops to fight Islamist militants in Sahel: Macron

France will send an extra 220 soldiers to West Africa to fight Islamist militants after agreeing to create a joint command structure with regional states to fight the growing insurgency in the area,..
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France's Macron to press West African leaders over Sahel insurgency

President Emmanuel Macron will press five West African leaders on Monday to denounce anti-French sentiment in their countries over Paris's handling of an insurgency by Islamist militants, or risk..
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Niger sets new offensive against militants after 25 soldiers killed

Niger will launch a new military offensive against Islamist militants after their latest attack on an army base killed at least 25 soldiers, the defense minister said on Friday.
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Suspected Islamists kill 25 soldiers in Niger: government

Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on an army post in west Niger near its border with Mali on Thursday, the government said in a statement.
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Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities..
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Britain says war with Iran would strengthen militants

Britain on Tuesday called for calm after the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and said a war with Iran would only benefit Islamist militants across the Middle East.
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Kenya arrests three men for trying to breach British army camp

Kenyan police arrested three men suspected of trying to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base used by U.S. and Kenyan..
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Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.
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Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya's coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it..
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Islamist militants kill 18 in attack in eastern Congo

Islamist militants have killed 18 people in an attack on a village in eastern Congo, a regional official and a local human rights group said on Monday, the latest in a 60-day counter-offensive that has..
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Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
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Militants kill 10 in Nigeria attack targeting aid workers, Christians: witnesses

Islamist militants killed at least 10 people and took two women captive in an attack on a convoy in northern Nigeria that targeted Christians and those associated with international aid groups,..
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Palestinians to scale back protests on Israel-Gaza border

Palestinians in Gaza will scale back protests along the fortified border with Israel, factions in the strip said on Thursday, in a sign of a lasting detente between Israel and Gaza's Islamist rulers..
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Pakistani Islamist leader pleads not guilty on terrorism financing charges

Pakistani Islamist militant Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, pleaded not guilty on Friday in a second case on charges of financing terrorism, a government..
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Militants kill 22 in eastern Congo despite claims of security progress

Suspected Islamist militiamen killed at least 22 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Sunday, as the rebels kept up attacks on civilians despite government..
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Danish police arrest 20 in raids to thwart suspected Islamist attack

Danish police arrested about 20 people on Wednesday after carrying out raids throughout the country to thwart what they suspected were preparations for an Islamist militant attack, police and security..
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Islamists attack Somali hotel, police say two militants killed

Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist rebels in eastern Congo

The United States imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others on Tuesday for perpetrating serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture and killings in eastern..
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Islamist militants attack hotel in Somali capital

Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday, police and the militant group said, without giving details about casualties.
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At least eight killed in Kenya in suspected Islamist militant attack

Several people were killed on Friday when suspected Islamist militants attacked a bus in Kenya near the border with Somalia, police and local media outlets said.
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Bosnia says 24 relatives of Bosnian militants coming home from Syria

Wives and children of former Islamist insurgents in Syria who are Bosnian citizens will return home to Bosnia this weekend, its presidency chairman Zeljko Komsic said on Wednesday.
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France's Macron pays respects to soldiers killed in Mali, says battle goes on

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Monday to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali last week and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the region.
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Suspected Islamist rebels kill 14 in eastern Congo: local authorities

Suspected Islamist fighters killed 14 people in eastern Congo on Friday, local authorities said, as a month-long spike in violence complicates efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.
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Suspected Islamists kill at least 19 in latest east Congo attack

Suspected Islamist rebels have killed at least 19 people in east Congo, an official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks causing anger at the perceived inaction of the army and U.N...
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As France mourns 13 soldiers, top general says full victory in Africa impossible

France will never secure total victory over Islamist insurgents in West Africa, its top general said on Wednesday, after 13 soldiers died in a helicopter crash during a combat mission in Mali, France's..
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Dutch arrest two on suspicion of preparing 'jihadist attack'

Dutch prosecutors said on Tuesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of preparing an Islamist militant attack with "bomb vests or one or more car bombs" in the Netherlands.
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Two killed in Congo after protesters torch U.N. buildings over massacre

Two people were killed in clashes with police in eastern Congo on Monday after protesters in the town of Beni set fire to the mayor's office and several U.N. buildings in anger at a new round of..
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Protesters torch Congo mayor's office, U.N. buildings after massacre

Protesters set fire to the town hall and several United Nations buildings in Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in anger at a new round of violence by suspected Islamist rebels.
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British hostages safe after Philippine troops clash with Islamist rebels

Soldiers in the southern Philippines rescued a British man and woman from members of an Islamist militant group, the army said on Monday, after their captors fled during a military operation.
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Sudan's top Islamist politician sent to prison holding Bashir

Sudan's most prominent Islamist politician was arrested on Wednesday after being summoned for questioning over former leader Omar al-Bashir's rise to power in a 1989 coup, a senior official from his..
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Sudan's top Islamist politician summoned over 1989 coup

Sudan's most prominent Islamist politician is under investigation over former leader Omar al-Bashir's rise to power in a 1989 coup, an official from his party said on Wednesday.
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German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning attack

German police on Tuesday arrested a 37-year old Syrian man suspected of exchanging bomb building material through an Islamist messenger group with the aim of planning an attack, police and prosecutors..
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Ennahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge

Habib Jemli faces the challenge of cobbling together a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month's election,..
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Tunisia's parliament picks moderate Islamist party leader as speaker

Tunisia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, as its speaker after the rival Heart of Tunisia party backed him, opening the way for a..
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How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schools

When an Islamist preacher took up the fight in Burkina Faso's northern borderlands almost a decade ago, his only weapon was a radio station. The words he spoke kindled the anger of a frustrated..
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Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over 'radical' content

Indonesia launched a website on Tuesday that would allow the public to report "radical" content posted by civil servants, as authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country push to combat..
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Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive: army

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.
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Tunisia's moderate Islamist party may choose outside candidate as PM

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party may choose a candidate from outside its ranks to head government, two sources said on Friday, as it seeks consensus with other parties for a coalition.
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French ambassador in Bosnia summoned over Macron's 'time bomb' remark

Bosnia's presidency summoned the French ambassador on Friday to protest over President Emmanuel Macron's comment that the country is a "time bomb" due to returning Islamist fighters.
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Tunisia's main parties refuse new government led by moderate Islamists

Tunisia's main parties rejected a proposal on Thursday by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda to name a prime minister from its own ranks following its victory in last month's parliamentary elections.
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Militia in Congo kills 10 civilians in village raid

Armed attackers killed 10 people and kidnapped two others during a raid on a village in eastern Congo, a local official said on Tuesday, accusing the fighters of belonging to an Islamist rebel militia.
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