Terrorist organizations are often referred to by catchy three or four letter acronyms. The confusing multitude of such appelations was observed with hilarious effect by the Monty Python team on their film The Life of Brian.

These acronyms often appear as graffiti in areas of urban decay. The terrorist acronym is the brand name of the organization, a meme that spreads through society more effectively than chunky titles.

Here are a few (a few are observing ceasefires or have become virtually defunct)-

Thanks to ascorbic for pointing that list out

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