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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Egyptian intelligence has shared with the CIA information obtained from monitoring communications between its domestic Islamist group Gama'a al-Islamiyya and suspected al-Qaeda representatives.
in Cairo, Egypt), who aims to identify the political, economic, social, and spiritual dimensions of Al Qaeda's terrorism against the United States by comparing it to other asymmetrical, if more limited, conflicts: Mexico's Zapatista Rebellion, the insurgency of Gama'a al-Islamiyya against the Egyptian government, and Nigeria's Ogoni uprising.
He said Osama bin Laden and his al Qaida group - prime suspects in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States - received support from the Egyptian al-Jihad and Gama'a al-Islamiyya, also an Egyptian group.
While no claim is made that globalization may not also be a factor in other types of conflict, this article seeks to uncover the conditions and dynamics which shape the outbreak and development of MVICs by comparing the still unresolved insurrections launched by Zapatistas in Mexico and the Gama'a al-Islamiyya in Egypt.
The Gama'a al-Islamiyya has waged a bloody terrorist campaign that has not led to negotiations of any kind and is widely portrayed as a consequence of religious fanaticism.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 20 July 2017: United States (US) Secretary of State Department listed the Building and Development political party known as Elbanaa, affiliated to the Egyptian Islamic group Gama'a al-Islamiyya, among 70 global foreign terrorist organizations, in its annual report released on Wednesday on terrorism in 2016.