The Qur’an which is the Islamic holyThe Qur’an which is the Islamic holy

second very vital term which most of the times people forget in the Muslim
religion is: “Salafism” contemporary
Islamic radicalism, and most extremist and terrorist groups rely of these two
dynamic terms: salafism and jihadism. Most Islamic radicals and extremists nowadays
consider themselves as “salafis,” as a result that they are induced to act
according to the salafi teachings. Followers of salafism are evaluated by their
strict and persistent reliance on religious sources and teachings from the
earliest periods of Islam. The key sources of salafism are two texts; the
Qur’an which is the Islamic holy book and the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad.
Salafism was introduced in the nineteenth century religious reformers Jamal ad Din
al-Afghani, Muhammad Abduh and Rashid Rida. Many radical Islamists, such as
al-Qaeda, believe that jihad is an obligation for all loyal Muslims to follow
so they are able to protect their religion, they are willing to give their life
to keep Islam safe and untouched. Consequently, salfi-jihadism or jihadist-
salafism  is
a transnational religious-political ideology based on a belief in violent Jihad
and the Salafist religious movement of returning to
(what adherents believe is) “true” Sunni Islam. State terrorism is
very similar but has a completely different interpretation of which  includes everything from the Reign of Terror
during the French Revolution; through the Stalinist purges, trials, and camps;
to the current issue of the Bashar Al-Assad and its iron fist reign,  state terrorism is important and should be
studied and theorized, however it is not the focus here. Instead, the fundamental
issue is terrorism by sub national or transnational non-governmental groups,
defining it as ”the premeditated use of violence by a non-state group to
obtain a political, religious, or social objective through fear or intimidation
directed at a large audience.”