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Al- Jama’ah al – Islamiyah requested postponing the presidential elections until a national reconciliation has been carried out. It warned against starting elections procedures in the current political state. It stated yesterday that going forth with the presidential election procedures can...
The so called curse of the Muslim Brotherhood’s diaspora also affects al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīah, most recently by a decision to expel the Muslim Brotherhood from the capital of Qatar, Dūhah.
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...
Since June 30, 2013, sporadic acts of violence and terrorism have risen to the surface of the public sphere, and armed Takfīri groups and movements have systematically adopted the use of violence. However, over time, smaller groups active in different parts of the country, have targeted both state...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
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...
Amid a state of deterioration, disintegration and weakness that the Muslim Brotherhood Organization (MB) in Egypt is enduring, and after facing successive blows, increasing talk about the emergence of other powers, belonging to the stream of political Islam, emerged on the scene, aspiring to become...
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...
Interviewer: Eline Kasanwidjojo   Language of interview: English (original interview) English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Eline Kasanwidjojo   Approval: Requested and no objection received     This is an interview with Dr. Kamāl al-Hilbāwī, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood...
Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo and Nick Gjorvad   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Eline Kasanwidjojo   Approval: Requested and no objection received   Prof. ʿAmrū Ḥamzāwī teaches political science at the American...
Background: ʿIsām al-ʿIrīyān’s is a member of the “middle generation" of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, who developed their political stance in students’ politics in the early 1970s. He maintains a fundamentally Islamic world view and as such propagates the application of the Islamic Sharīʿah. The...
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...
Seeking to keep the case of their father in front of the public eye, the family of the Blind Shaykh, ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, organized another conference at the site of their open sit-in across from the American Embassy.  

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