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The US State Department on Thursday named al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmiyah in Egypt as a global terrorist organization among 70 terrorist organizations worldwide, despite the group's involvement in political life following the January 25 Revolution and its establishment of the political Construction and...
Background: The head of the City Council  of Luxor organized a press conference to talk about the situation in Luxor. In November 1997, 62 people including 58 foreigners were killed in a famous tourist attraction called al Dayr-al-Baḥrī which affected tourism in Luxor greatly. Questions were asked...
Background: In a press conference after the Israeli military operation in South Lebanon in 1996, President Mubārak’s advisor Usāma al-Bāz comments and states his country's stance on the matter. He also responds to the questions of journalists and reporters from all over the world on the other...
Background:  Witnesses of the 1996 terrorist attack on tourists in a Cairo hotel (killing 17 Greek tourists) report what they have seen and how they evaluate the situation. At a press conference, Egyptian diplomat ʾUsāma al-Bāz addresses his government’s policy toward Sudan and the state of the...
Background:  This recording concerns the history of Red Sea tourism in Egypt, the preservance of the eco-system in relation to tourism and the drop in tourism following the Luxor massacre of 1997. A German-Egyptian couple outlines their hotel business’ rise at the Egyptian Red Sea coast. In a press...
Background: The state visit of the Queen and Prince of November 17-19 1997 to Egypt continues. During this state visit, terrorists killed around 60 tourists in Luxor. Dutch tourists David van der Meulen and Saskia van der Mast were lucky enough not to be on the site of the massacre, as their bus...
Background: On November 17-19, 1997, Queens Beatrix of the Netherlands and her husband Prince Clause, paid a state visit to Egypt. She was accompanied by Hans van Mierlo, minister of Foreign Affairs. One hour before they arrived, around 60 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Luxor. Despite...
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...
Ibrāhīm Jād Allāh writes about Faraj Fūdah, his ideas and many writings. He highlights the ideals that Fūdah would write about, which eventually brought about his assassination, and stresses that Fūdah wrote about what he believed in, regardless of threats that he received.
Some preachers came out of the blue and gave themselves the right and authority to passjudgment against well-known Muslim scholars solely because of the fact that theydisagreed with their opinions. The writer condemned these preachers, and their demands to shed Muslim blood over a disagreement...
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...
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 publishes a series of articles containing the original texts of the 1981 investigations with Ayman al-Zawāhirī, al-Qā‘idah’s second-in-command, on charges of involvement in the assassination of President Anwar al-Sādāt.
Growing fundamentalism has become terrorism and has targeted intellectual and political elite. The reasons for these developments and their consequences are mentioned in the following text.
The author writes about Archbishop Samuel, whose achievements and services for the church and the country still attest to the devotion of this prelate.
According to Mustafá Rajab, Jamā‘ah Islamīyah has tried to change its radical position to more a social and democratic one. It has issued books and statements portraying its new philosophy, which is considered to be repentant for everything it has done in terms of violence against the...
Al-Qāhirah publishes the interrogation report of Ayman al-Zawāhrī, Usāmah Bin Lādin’s right-hand man, and suspect no. 113 in the jihād organization case, who planned and carried out the assassination of al- Sādāt in October 1981.
The author responds to comments received about his earlier writings in this series and ponders the necessity of truthfulness, using an old, unpublished letter of current Pope Shenouda.
The author publishes a series of articles containing the original texts from the 1981 investigations with Ayman al-Zawāhrī, al-Qā‘idah’s second -in-command, on charges of involvement in the assassination of President Anwar al-Sadāt.

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