Egyptian Islamic Jihad


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Noun1.Egyptian Islamic Jihad - an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells; "the original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981"
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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Hassan Al-Banna's assassination fueled rage in the members of the brotherhood worldwide suppression of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad resulted in its mergence to Osama's Al-Qaeda and now the suppression of Al-Qaeda has brought before Pakistan a band of zealots the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Likewise, Gam Islamiya's main competitor in the 1990s, the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, is in no better shape.
Zawahri, who belonged to the militant Egyptian Islamic Jihad group, criticised Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood movement for going soft on applying strict Islamic law.
Zawahiri, who belonged to the militant Egyptian Islamic Jihad group and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan, criticized Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement for going soft on applying strict Islamic law.
He emerged as a senior figure in Egyptian Islamic Jihad and followed Zawahiri when he merged the movement with al-Qaeda in the 1990s.
Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad -- a former member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, who was freed from prison in March 2011 following the ouster of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak -- was captured in the past week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed US officials.
Egyptian Islamic Jihad, along with AI Qaeda support, coordinated truck bombings of U.S.
He is the son of an upper middle class Egyptian family of doctors and scholars but went on to found Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which eventually merged with al-Qaeda in 1998.Today he carries a $25m (15m) price on his head and is believed to run al-Qaeda operations from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region.
He helped found the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terror group and was jailed for three years after assassins gunned down the country's president, Anwar Sadat, in 1981.
The men he brought to al Qaeda from his own Egyptian Islamic Jihad group proved to be the instruments that drove al Qaeda's international push." Believed to be in his late 50s, Zawahri met bin Laden in the mid-1980s when both were in Pakistan to support guerrillas fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.
A section entitled, "What Remains of Egyptian Islamic Jihad," traces the splintering of the group, and the external group led by Ayman al-Zawahiri losing its identity when it merged with al-Qaida formally in 1998.
Al-Adel is thought to be affiliated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He is wanted over the 1998 bombings of US Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

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