Muhammad Abd al-Salam Faraj

(d. 1976)

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Ideologue and head of Islamic Jihad in Egypt. Claimed that Muslims must engage in armed revolt against the Egyptian government because it has replaced adherence to Islamic law alone with Western-inspired legal codes; such a government is not Islamic, so it must be forcibly replaced by an Islamic regime.

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Subjects: Islam.

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