Militant Islamic group

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The criteria to classify a Militant Islamic group are debatable, and perhaps insensible.

Groups that have been so labelled include at least the following:

Some were classified by the US and allies as being terrorist groups of global reach. The new Global War on Terror rhetoric seems not to use that distinction, or to rely on it to define targets.

See political Islam and fundamentalist for a fuller discussion of political and religious aspects of their beliefs, with many generalizations. The Muslim World is over a billion people. No simple characterization suffices. See also madrassa on the issue of education of militants.