al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya

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a terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists

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15, 2006, then-ambassador Francis Ricciardone reported that Suleiman had "asserted that the MB (Muslim Brotherhood) had spawned '11 different Islamist extremist organizations,' most notably the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Gama'a Islamiya (Islamic Group).
It is the second to defeat them, next to Egypt where the Gama'a Islamiya Salafis have since the late 1990s ceased their armed jihad.
The attacks, the first terrorist action in Egypt since the 1997 massacre of tourists at Luxor, have raised concerns over a possible revival of the violent campaign waged in the 1990s by two local militant organisations, Gama'a Islamiya and Jihad.
Last week, hundreds of Islamists from the Gama'a Islamiya group staged a rare protest near the heavily fortified US embassy in central Cairo to demand the release of their spiritual leader who is jailed in the United States.