al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya

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Noun1.al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya - a terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails; "al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya uses force to push Egyptian society toward Islamic rule"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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Ajnad Misr, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, and Gamaa Islamiyya are designated "terrorist organizations" by Egypt and the U.
Other Egyptian groups on the list include Gamaa Islamiyya and Ajnar Misr.
Gamaa Islamiyya - a radical Islamist group involved in the assassination of late President Anwar Sadat - and Internet activist Wael Ghonim threw their support behind Abol Fotouh Apr 30.