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- Insurgency : A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government.
- Shi'a : A Muslim who believes that the line of religious authority derives from the Household of the Prophet Muhammad (Ahl ul-bayt), through the line of his son-in-law, Imam Ali
- Sunni : The main branch of Islam, which treats authority as following in the line of the first four "righteously guided" caliphs, as opposed to the Shi'ite dynastic line from the son-in-law of the Prophet
- Takfir : A Muslim, primarily Salafist practice of excommunication or shunning of non-observant Muslims; it may extend to killing them
- Wahhabism : A socially conservative branch of Sunni Islam, strongest in the House of Saud, which rules Saudi Arabia
- Deobandism : Add brief definition or description
- Sufism : Add brief definition or description
- Shirk : An Arabic word literally meaning polytheism, but interpreted by some Salafist clerics, such as Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, to include allegiance to any government, even ostensibly Islamist, which does not follow strict Sharia law.
- Wilayat al-faqih : A controversial concept in Shi'a Islam, "authority of the jurisprudent", developed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as the basis for clerical rule in Iran; by no means universally accepted by Iraqi and other Shi'a
- Lashkar-e-Jhangvi : (LeJ); A Jihadist group that is both Pakistan-based and operates in Pakistan, as opposed to Lashkar e-Tayyiba, which targets Kashmir and India; it is a more extreme faction that broke away from Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan in 1996
- Madrassa : A Muslim religious school, some, but not all of which, have indoctrinated in extremism
- Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq : A major Shi'a political faction in Iraq
- Moqtada al-Sadr : Iraqi Shi'a with religious credentials but far more of a political activist; headed a resistance force against U.S. forces, then forming a National Assembly (Iraq) bloc and becoming part of the government of Nouri al-Maliki; heads the Mahdi Army militia
- Justin Raimondo : Editorial Director and Columnist, AntiWar.com; Adjunct Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute; Senior Fellow at the Center for Libertarian Studies, writer for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture