The leaders of two breakaway factions--the Islamic Group of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
Finally, that same year, according to administration officials interviewed by The Weekly Standard, Saddam paid $300,000 to Ayman Al Zawahiri, the leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad
who soon afterward became bin Laden's right hand man.
In addition to al Qaeda, other purported terrorist organizations named in the suit include Egyptian Islamic Jihad
, Asbat Al-Ansar, Algama'a Al-Islamiyya, and the Salafist Group for Call and Combat.
Jihad as a centerpiece of radical thought is illustrated by examining the doctrines of prominent extremist groups such as Hamas and Egyptian Islamic Jihad
However, Egyptian Islamic Jihad
(EIJ) and some other extremist groups have interpreted hijra to mean spiritual and moral separation only, while trying to penetrate the jahili society and its institutions so that they can initiate jihad as soon as possible.
American broadcaster NBC reported that the family of al-Zawahiri, leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad
and the man credited with providing bin Laden with much of his ideology, had been caught in an air strike on al Qaida positions close to Jalalabad.
A total of 13 on the list are alleged henchmen of bin Laden, including bin Laden's key deputies Muhammad Atef, named as second-in-command of al Qaida, and Ayman AlZawahiri, the leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad
A total of 13 on the list are alleged henchmen of bin Laden, including his key deputies, Muhammad Atef, secondin-command of al Qaida, and Ayman AlZawahiri, leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad
For now, no link between the bombing and Israeli-Palestinian violence can be assumed, but the State Department says most of the major radical Islamic organizations operate in Yemen, including the Palestinian group known as Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
, and cells linked to Osama bin Laden, the exiled Saudi whom American officials blamed for the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, 1998.
Members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
were located in the Khost camp, including their leader, Ayman el-Zawahri, who is wanted for terrorism in Egypt.
Masri was a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad
, alongside Ayman al-Zawahiri and fled the country in the mid-1980s.
He created training camps in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s and, as one of the founders of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
terror group, he oversaw the first generation of suicide bombers in its terror attacks.
However, Nabil Naeem, former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
militant group, described the party's withdrawal as an "opportunistic move, which illustrates that the party will participate in the parliamentary elections".
Zawahiri, who belonged to the militant Egyptian Islamic Jihad
group, criticised Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement for going soft on applying strict Islamic law.
In a cable on February 15, 2006, the then-ambassador Francis Ricciardone reported that Suleiman had "asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood had spawned '11 different Islamist extremist organisations', most notably the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
and the Gama'a Islamiya Islamic Group".