As you’ve probably heard by now, it’s the word for “radical Islam.”
But while that’s certainly not the case in the US, there are plenty of countries that use the term in some sort of derogatory fashion.
Here’s a look at some of the worst offenders.
Algeria “Algeria” is the official name of the country and one of the three main official languages of the Islamic Republic of Algeria.
The country is also home to the Algerian National Liberation Front (FDLF) terrorist group.
It’s widely believed that Algerian extremists use the Arabic acronym for the FDLF in their online rhetoric.
The group also claims to have connections to Al Qaeda.
Al Qaeda and the FSLF both have branches in Algeria.
In 2016, the Algerians imprisoned FDLA leader Mohamed Bouazizi, who is believed to have been responsible for killing the former Algerian President and Algerian security chief, Habib Bourguiba, in 2011.
The FDLAs website was hacked by a group of hackers in April 2017, and its contents were released on the Internet.
In May 2018, a group called “The Al Qaeda Syndicate” published an anti-Islam book, “The Koran: Islam, Terrorism, and the Rise of Al Qaeda,” which features numerous references to the “Al Qaeda” brand.
Algeria also has a long history of repression of political and religious dissent.
In January 2017, Algerian authorities cracked down on an antiwar protest and sentenced prominent activist Saad Ben Ali to six years in prison.
Ben Ali is one of several activists to have received lengthy prison sentences in the past decade.
Algeria has also been at the center of a number of high-profile terror attacks, including the November 2018 attack on the historic Algerian embassy in Washington, DC, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Andrew Crouch and three other U.N. personnel.
Bosnia and Herzegovina “Bosnia” is a combination of “Besnik,” “Bosc”, and “bosc” meaning “mountain.”
The name is an abbreviation of the “Bokomotas” language spoken in Bosnia and is pronounced like “bo-sik.”
Bosnia has been at war with Serbia since 1992, when the country’s former leader Slobodan Milosevic took power.
In June 2018, Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 70 civilians, including at least four children, in a massacre in Srebrenica, an enclave in the eastern part of the region that Serbia and Bosnia have fought over since the early 1990s.
The Bosnian government has denied responsibility for the massacre.
In the past, Bosniaks have referred to Serbs as “terrorists.”
In 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Bosnia, Mirek Kukoc, accused the Serbian government of violating international law in the Srebrijan genocide.
In March 2019, the Bosnian parliament voted to adopt a law that would criminalize the expression of political opinions and views “that are inconsistent with the Constitution, the laws of the Republic, the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Bosnia and the laws and policies of the Government of the republic.”
The law has yet to be ratified by the national parliament.
Yemen “Yemen” means “land of God” and “Yahab” meaning land of the prophets.
The word “Yadhab” is Arabic for “God’s land,” and it means the lands of God.
Yemen is currently in a conflict with Iran over the disputed region of Hadramout.
The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi rebels in the country for over a year.
In April 2018, the U.K. and United States imposed sanctions on 11 people, including two senior Houthi officials, and blocked the flow of oil from Yemen into the United Kingdom.
The U.k. has also banned the Houthis from using their military assets to conduct attacks on civilians.
Syria “Syrians” means a people of the Arabs.
Syria has been a part of Arab countries since the 14th century and is currently the world’s oldest continuous civil war.
Since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, the Syrian government has cracked down heavily on the protests and has also made numerous arrests.
The Syrian government also has ties to Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, including Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and ISIS, which are also fighting alongside Syrian government forces.
In July 2018, President Bashar al-Assad said that Syrian forces would not be allowed to enter neighboring Lebanon to defend the country against the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah.
Serbia “Serbian” means land of Serbia.
Serbia has been in a civil war with neighboring Kosovo since 1992.
In 2017, the Serbian parliament voted in favor of a bill to give the military commander of the