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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A militant group of extremist Sunnis who believe themselves the only correct interpreters of the Koran and consider moderate Muslims to be infidels.

Usage examples (22)
  • He said it does not proselytize Wahhabism, which he refers to as Salafism, a term for the broader pan-Islamist movement.
  • They said they wanted Salafism, which is a polite term of Wahhabism.
  • Al Qaeda's ideology is based on Wahhabism (also known as Salafism), named after Muhammad ibn al Wahhab (1703-1792).
  • GayandRight: A report on Salafism in the Netherlands.... for more
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