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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Assem Abdel Maged, a prominent leader of Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya, said in a video conference with CBC channel on August 2015, that his group has received leaked information that said that the army would get weakened from within only if people came out in droves to support ex-President Mohamed Morsi.
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.
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.
Throughout the 1990s, radical fringe Islamist groups like al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, led by Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (known as "the blind sheikh") and Islamic Jihad, led by al-Qaeda's current first-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, launched aggressive and violent campaigns against the government.
Nageh Ibrahim, a co-founder of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya in Egypt (.
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.