Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and Salafi jihadist (1941–1989)
Abdullah Azzam (Arabic: عبد الله يوسف عزام, ‘Abdu’llāh Yūsuf ‘Azzām; 1941 – 24 November 1989) also known as the Father of Global Jihad was a Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian and an influential Salafist jihadist.
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- Every Moslem on earth should unsheathe his sword and fight to liberate Palestine. The Jihad is not limited to Afghanistan. Jihad means fighting. You must fight in any place you can get. Whenever Jihad is mentioned in the Holy Book, it means the obligation to fight.
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- It was Azzam who, more than anyone else, helped popularize the burgeoning Jihadist movement. His widely-read periodical, Al-Jihad, published in 1984, spread the ideology of global jihad to every corner of the Muslim world.
- Reza Aslan, How to Win a Cosmic War, pp.115-6