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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CAIRO -- 21 April 2018: Egypt's High Administrative Court on Saturday adjourned a trial to dissolve the Islamist Building and Development Party (BDP), the political arm of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, to July 2, amid Parliament's attempts to dissolve all political parties formed on religious bases.
The demand-side strategies should focus on divesting terrorism's social utility, mainly by driving a wedge between members by commuting prison sentences for intelligence and peace initiatives--similar to what the Egyptian government did with Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya in the 1990s.
The appointment of Adel al-Khayat, a man who belongs to Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, to the post of governor in Luxor, is another indicator that Egypt is being run by amateurs, instead of professionals.
(23) In Egypt, the Islamic Group (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya) contested the 2011-2012 elections through a political party, the Building and Development Party, which gained 13 seats in the lower house of parliament.
In 2003, Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya in Egypt renounced bloodshed and by 2007, group's leaders published more than 20 books in order to support and legitimize their new non-violent ideology.
While Islamic Jihad focused on removing political leaders, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya menaced the general Egyptian population.
Nageh Ibrahim, a co-founder of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya in Egypt (.almorakeb.com)
By 1993, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, had killed over 200 persons including the minority Copts Christians in various parts of the country and secular intellectuals like internationally acclaimed Farag Foda.
Even before al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the Hizbul-Wasat had already defected from the Muslim Brothers' ranks to pursue a very different trajectory.