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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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 and a member of its Shura council, told the Kuwait-based Al-Rai newspaper that some of the group's members went to Sudan and joined arms with the army in the battle against rebels in south of the country.
One point of criticism (albeit trivial) with respect to this volume involves the fact that Rabasa spends considerable time on the militant Islamist movement al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, one of whose members was Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, the "blind sheikh," who serves as a spiritual leader of the cell behind the first bombing of the World Trade Center.
The two men behind the attack on Luxor, carried out by a group called al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, were Egyptian exiles in Afghanistan with close links to bin Laden's training camps.
Formalized terrorist groups, such as Lebanese Hizballah, Egyptian Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya, and Palestinian HAMAS, pose the second threat to the United States.
For al-Turabi the most comprehensive call for a return to Islam was embodied in the teachings of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, the literature of his Egyptian successors, and the teachings of Abul-A'ala al-Mawdudi and al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya in the Indian Peninsula.
The Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, or The Islamic Group (sometimes called Islamic Jihad) is reportedly a radical off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.