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Muslim women's group launches 'jihad against violence'
A British Muslim women's group has launched a "jihad against violence", in a bid to reclaim the term jihad from extremists.
The campaign, launched by Inspire at City Hall in central London on Sunday, aims to combat all forms of violence but with an emphasis on crimes, including terrorism, domestic abuse and female genital mutilation, that some perpetrators attempt to justify in the name of Islam.
Although jihad means a struggle in the way of God, it has been hijacked by extremists, who have attempted to use it to justify holy war, the group says.
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