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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.
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
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...
The article covers a meeting attended by the leaders of al-Jamā‘ah al- Islāmīyah who spoke about their history and their plans for the future. They stressed the renunciation of violence and adopting peaceful means in their interaction with the regime and the society.
Asharq Al-Awsat and Al-Qahera gave a summary of a new book by the Gama’a Al-Islamiya about the Qai?da network. Al-Musawwar and Al-Ahram Al-Arabi interviewed two of the leaders of the group to comment on its ideological reconsiderations.
The Egyptian government has recently released 1000 members of the Gama?a Al-Islamiya on the occasion of the anniversary of the October 6 war. Significantly, Karam Zuhdi, leader of the group, and Fou?ad Muhammad Al-Dawalibi and Essam Abdel-Magad, members of the Shura Council of the group, have also...
The article reviews a study by Islamist Abū al-‘Ilā Mādī in which he shows the history and ideological bases of al- Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah.
The article talks about the Ministry of Interior’s intention to commute the death sentences of the leaders of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah and al-Jihād organization to life imprisonment.
An old member of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah affirms that some old leaders of the group joined al-Qā‘idah.
The Swedish authorities handed over to Egypt Ahmed Hussein Egiza, the leader of the Tala’a al-Fath...
The Islamic Research Institute issued a statement declaring its rejection of associating Islām with terrorism and explaining the true meaning of Jihād in Islam. The Brotherhood member Dr. Essam al-Erian said that the definition the Azhar gave of Jihād went along with the Brotherhood’s...
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...
The Brotherhood won 16 seats out of the 24 on the Bar Association’s board. Ragai Atteya, the government’s candidate, who they declared their support for, lost to the Nasserist’s candidate Samah Ashour, who won the Bar Association’s top post. Montasser al-Zayyat, the lawyer of the Gama’at al-...
The elections of the Bar Association were postponed until February 24 because the quorum required by law was not achieved. The Brotherhood declared its support for the government’s candidate for the Association’s top post, claiming that he was the best candidate. They also included the name of...
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.

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