Entry in progress—B.P.
Similar terms include “Vanilla ISIS” and Y’all Qaeda.”
Yeehaw or Yee-haw is an interjection expressing joy or exuberance and is stereotypically associated with Cowboys in various portrayals of the American Old West in the Western genre of film, television, radio, and literature in the 20th Century. It is also the Mikasuki word for wolf.
Jihadism (also jihadist movement, jihadi movement and variants) is a 21st-century neologism found in the Western languages to describe Islamist militant movements perceived as a military movement “rooted in Islam” and “existentially threatening” to the West. The term “jihadism” was coined in the 2000s and mostly used to cover Islamic insurgency and Islamic terrorism since that time, but it has also been extended to cover both Mujahideen guerilla warfare and Islamic terrorism with an international scope since it arose in the 1980s, since the 1990s substantially represented by the al-Qaeda network.
Yeehawd - the American Christian militia’s version of jihad. The person carrying out the Yeehawd, is a Yeehawdist.
Yeehawd/Yeehawdist. See that peckerwood over yonder - the dude in the mullet and the camouflage leisure suit? Well that there’s Booby Earl - the militia’s most dedicated Yeehawdist. The Yeehawd is a-comin’ soon, I tell ya!
by mark e. d’sade August 23, 2009
RT @Ruaidhri_: Just found a good nickname for those Palin worshipping, Fox News watching loons in the US: “Teahadists” -> beats Yeehawdists
4:29 PM - 29 Mar 2010
The cowboys in my area are becoming more militant, demanding women must wear daisy dukes and men don hats...damn yeehawdists
6:54 PM - 24 Jan 2013
#yeehawdist isn’t on twitter yet? WTF?
2:25 AM - 1 Jun 2013
What do you call a posse of cowboy terrorists?
2:04 PM - 12 Oct 2014
‘Y’all Qaeda’: People aren’t taking the armed militia in Oregon too seriously
By Brian Ries
January 4, 2016
What do you call cowboy hat-wearing militiamen who have taken over a federal building while criticizing the federal government with a deep southern drawl?
They might call themselves defenders of “the people.” But to most of Twitter, they’re “Y’all Qaeda,” “Vanilla ISIS,” “Yee Hawdists,” “Yokel Haram,” “Talibundy” and “Meal Team Six” — all plays on real-life jihadist terminology.
Social media exploded late Sunday night with widespread mockery of the armed group, which is led by Ammon Bundy, the flannel-cloaked 40-year-old son of rancher Cliven Bundy, who once sparred with the federal government over grazing rights — and won.