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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Mistaking him for a member of the Sunni Islamist faction Gamaa Islamiya, Worth is confused and asks him when he joined.
Before joining Al-Qaeda, Taha was a top figure in Egypt's notorious militant group Gamaa Islamiya, which massacred 58 foreign tourists in the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor in 1997.
Also detained was Nasr Abdel Salam, head of the Building and Development party which forms part of the alliance and the political arm of ex-Islamic militant group Gamaa Islamiya. Two other leaders of the party were also arrested.
Gamaa Islamiya, the hard-line Islamist group that wields considerable influence in provinces south of Cairo, denied any link to the attacks.
Khayat is a member of the political arm of ex-Islamic militant group, Gamaa Islamiya, which claimed responsibility for the massacre of 58 tourists at Luxor in 1997.
Zaazou, a political independent, was reportedly furious about the appointment of (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/480057/20130618/mohamed-morsi-gemaa-islamiya-luxor-governor-khayat.htm) Adel el-Khayat, a founding member of radical Sunni Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya.
The Gamaa Islamiya, or Islamic Group, has chosen Safwat Hegazy, a prominent imam who took part in last year's protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
The Gamaa Islamiya, or Islamic Group, said it selected Safwat Hegazy, a prominent imam who preaches on television and who took part in last year's protests as a back-up to Abu Ismail.
In response to what it called a "massacre" of Islamist candidates, the ultra-conservative Gamaa Islamiya announced that it was nominating hardliner Safwat Hegazy to stand, the official news agency MENA reported.
Another contender is the Gamaa Islamiya, or the "Islamic Group," a militant organization that fought the Mubarak regime in a bloody insurgency in the 1990s, seeking to establish an Islamic state in Egypt.
This certainly took place regarding Gamaa Islamiya, after the historical initiative by its leaders, who were in the Turra prison in 1997, and through the Shura Council decision of March 1999, to halt military operations inside and outside Egypt.
The Egyptian group, Gamaa Islamiya, is apparently a revived version of the biggest militant group that waged a campaign of violence in Egypt during the 1990s but was crushed in a government c ra c k d o w n .