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Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
In his famous speech on June 29, 2012, after winning the presidential election race, deposed Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī pledged exerting efforts to release Shaykh `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, leader of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmiyah [Islamic Group] who died last Saturday in a US prison.
ʿUmar ʿAbd al-Raḥman was born in 1938 in the village of al-Jamālīyah on the Nile Delta. He lost his sight ten months after his birth due to childhood diabetes. In 1993, ʿAbd al-Raḥman was charged with leading a terrorist group that orchestrated several terrorist attacks.ʿAbd al-Raḥman was convicted...
An old member of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah affirms that some old leaders of the group joined al-Qā‘idah.
The head of the Ansar Al-Sharī‘a organization in London stressed that Iran handed Rifa’i Taha, the head of the military wing of the Jamā‘āt al-Islāmīyah over to Syria and they then handed him over to Egypt. Still, fundamentalist sources in Egypt did not confirm the news. From another...
The Taliban ruling Afghanistan denied recent reports about its agreement to exchange two Americans, who were accused, with another six aid workers, of Christian missionary activity in Afghanistan, for Omar Abdel Rah...
Montasser al- Zayyat, the lawyer of the Jamā‘āt al-Islāmīyah was interviewed by al-Midan, Asharq al-Awsat and al-Hayat. In the statements he gave to the three papers he commented on the initiative denouncing violence, the government’s reaction towards it, the differences between the Jamā...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
From his jail in the United States, Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual leader of al- Gamaa’t al-Islāmīyah in Egypt, issued a controversial statement, in which he withdrew his support for their initiative to abandon violence. This initiative was originally launched in July 1997.
Lynn Stewart, the American lawyer representing Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abd al- Rahmān, currently jailed in the U.S. on terror charges, received 28 months in jail for aiding terrorists.
While the Jamā‘ah al- Islamīyah called for legislative means to release Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abd al- Rahmān, al-Qā‘idah called for the kidnapping of American diplomats to achieve this goal.
An official report investigated the conditions that led to the killing of former president, al-Sādāt. The author is not convinced and asks for complete transparency and divulgence of the state’s archives 25 years later.
The author argues that there is a big campaign going on now in America and Israel against Egypt and the Arabs. This campaign is carried out under the name of protecting and saving the Christians of the Middle East from persecution, but is in fact aimed at stirring up sectarianism,...
Gamal Asa’ad discusses the role of the Arab Christians, and Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations. He rejects outside interference in the affairs of the Copts suggesting that such interference is for the benefit of the US and is carried out on the pretext of protecting the human rights...
The author highlights the recent meeting of Jamā‘a Islāmiya, which decided to select Karam Zuhdī as the successor to the group’s founder ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān in case the latter dies in prison.
The story of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān who is currently incarcerated due to his role in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombings.
‘Abd Allāh, the son of Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, the former leader of the banned al-Jamā‘a al- Islāmīya who is currently serving a life sentence in the United States for his role in planning the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York, has denied any knowledge of the death of his...
In his book "The Islamic threat, myth...or reality?" John Esposito answers the question of whether Islam, after the fall of Communism as a universal power, has become the greatest threat for the West. He represents a methodical prognosis of the political positions in the most important nations...
The lawyer of the Gama’at Al-Islamiya and the Jihad group in Egypt stated that all the suspects whose names were declared belonged to the Jihad group and not one of them had anything thing to do with the Gama’at Al-Islamiya. The elder son of Omar Abdel Rahman said that two of his brothers worked...
The article is an interview with Muhammad Shu´ayeb, member of the Egyptian Gama´a Al-Islamiya. He said that the group will soon issue a Shari´a-based research concerning the insistence of some fundamentalist groups on committing violent operations which he believes defame Islam. He...

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