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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Giving the post to Adel el-Khayat, a member of the one-time terror group Gama'a Islamiyya, which was implicated in a 1997 massacre against foreign tourists in Luxor, understandably raised eyebrows inside and outside Egypt.
Gama'a Islamiyya was also involved in the assassination of late president Anwar el-Sadat in 1981.
The man in the street does not distinguish particularly between the Brotherhood and the Gama'a Islamiyya or Islamic Jihad (the latter being associated with Bin Laden's Al Qaida movement).