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jihadist

noun; derivation
A person engaged in or supporting a jihad apparent meaning:Native English speakers do not typically employ an -I suffix to denote 'participant or adherent of,' so the Arabic suffix was regularized to the English -IST.
 
U.S. intelligence officials… suggested that Baathist dead-enders had hired foreign jihadists… to drive the suicide vehicles.
Etymology : JIHAD + -IST
Source : Newsweek
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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