About the (mis)use of the term “jihadist” – by Idriss Jazaïry

The Geneva Centre would like to share with its readers Mr. Idriss Jazaïry’s thoughts about the misuse of the term “jihadist”. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Jazaïry is a former Algerian Ambassador and has extensive knowledge of, and experience in, the UN Human Rights Mechanisms as well as the UN system at large.

The world press is awash nowadays with the threats of “jihadists” and with heinous crimes committed by the “islamist militants” who have joined under the “Islamic State” banner.

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