As was true with the anti-Islamic Crusade in 1096, the response required now had to be rooted in militant Christianity.
Another type altogether, forged from a different metal, more businessman than dissident, more cynic than militant?
His most recent book is Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to militant Islam in the U.S.
early 15c., "fighting, engaged in warfare," from Middle French militant "fighting," from Latin militantem (nominative militans), present participle of militare "serve as a soldier" (see militate), originally especially in Church militant. Related: Militantly.
"one engaged in war or strife," c.1600, from militant (adj.); in a political sense, it is attested by 1907.