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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:  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...
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...
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...
Bin Laden and his terrorist followers, who escaped from Egypt, imagined that Egypt could be a stage for their malicious operations. Their first target was to strike the symbols of the state, the cultured and the intellectuals, and to create a moral dread within Egyptians. Their second target was...
The Assistant Interior Minister says that terrorist groups are still present and develop themselves. Some of their members are highly educated and can plan very well in order not to be discovered. Most of them are young people who go through brain washing making them rather die than be discovered....
Religious extremists started campaigning against Rose Al-Youssef because it published a series of taped interviews with them which unleashed their thoughts, methods and goals. Yasser Al-Serri felt cornered after the magazine revealed the unimportance of his role, and how flat his ideas are. Sheikh...
Rafi Ahmed Taha, a prominent leader of the Gama’a Al-Islamiya, accused Egyptian authorities of being responsible for the killing of fundamentalist leader Alaa’ Abdel Razaq Atia, and one of his accomplices in a clash with the Egyptian security forces in Aswan on October 19.
In a new and exciting development, disagreements have exploded between the leaders of the Gama’at Al-Islamiyya abroad A war of words started between what is called the European Group and the Afghanistan Group similar to the war of words that started after the Luxor massacre between the two sides.
Egyptian state security prosecutors are currently questioning a member of the Jihad group who was extradited to Egypt last September. Police have also arrested 22 members of the underground Talae’i Al-Fat-h, Vanguards of Conquest, on charges of attempting to revive the group’s activities in the...
Despite press reports claiming the rejection of Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyya to ongoing efforts by some of its former members to establish a political party, the would-be founders vow to move on. Dialogue is said to be taking place between leading members of several Islamist groups including the Gamaa...
Egypt’s largest Islamist militant group, the Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyya, has announced several new initiatives as part of its effort to switch from violent opposition to the government to a legal alternative, its lawyers said.
Canadian authorities recently arrested an Egyptian Islamist accused of involvement in the 1981 assassination of President Anwar El-Sadat and confined him in a prison near Toronto airport. Islamist sources identified the militant as Mahmoud Sayyed Gaballah, who left Egypt in 1991.
Interior Minister Habib El-Adli denied that there is a truce between the security forces and the Gama’a Islamiyya. He said his department acts to reintegrate jailed militants into society once they "repent" and are released. El-Adli also announced that an official probe into allegations of police...
Montasser Al-Zayyat, a prominent lawyer who has represented Islamist militants in many court cases, explains in an interview why the Gama’at will not any longer resort to violence.
Egyptian prosecutors have remanded in custody for 15 days several suspected members of the militant group jihad, some of whom had been deported from another state, an official daily said on April 15.
After nearly two years of dithering, reported internal splits and a worldwide crackdown led by the United States, Egypt’s largest militant organization, Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya, issued a statement on 25 March announcing its decision to renounce anti-government violence.

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