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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...
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 pubished interviews with Karm Zuhdi, the leader of the Gama?a Al-Islamiya in Egypt on July 15 and July 16. The interviews ran by Abdel-Lateef Al-Manawi, brought about comments by Sawt Al-Umma, Al-Wafd and Rose El-Youssef due to the obvious ideological changes reflected in Zuhdi?s...
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.
Al-Ahali has reported that the security services foiled an attempt to supply runaway members of the Gama?at al-Islāmīyah in Upper Egypt with weapons and ammunition. It has added that Muhammad al-Islamboli is against the ideological reconsiderations of the group. The Gama?at al-Islāmīyah have...
The editor-in-chief of al-Mussawar met with the imprisoned leaders of the Gama?at al-Islāmīyah. The meeting focused on the initiative to stop violence, its motives and the ideological revisions carried out by the group. The leaders apologized to the Egyptian people for the crimes they committed...
Asharq al-Awsat and al-Musawwar interviewed a leader of the Gama?at al-Islāmīyah and asked him about how the Gama?at were established, the conditions in which the initiative of denouncing violence was declared and the reasons behind their ideological reconsideration. Akher Saa interviewed a...
The article is based on a dialogue with the key leader of the Islamic Group Dr. Nājiḥ Ibrāhīm, where he discusses issues like the group’s recent initiative to cease its violent approaches toward the regime.
In this article, Hamdi Abdel Raḥmān, one of the eight leaders of the Jamā‘āt al- Islamiya who wrote the four books that renounce most of the ideologies of the Gama?at, speaks about how he came to join the Gama?at al-Islāmīyah, why the Gama?at resorted to violence and why they later renounced...
The article points out the opinions of the Islamic leader, who is accused of assassinating President ’Ānwar al-Sadāt, on the relationship between al- Jamā‘ah and the ruling system.
Leaders of the Jihād Group have disagreed with each other on whether or not to rely on violence for the group’s future. Some leaders who are influenced by the attitude of the group’s head, ‘Abbūd al- Zumur, insist on violence, while others see it as unnecessary.
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.
The Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah revealed its new political ideology to reject using violence against society. The group is due to hold meetings with its leaders as the government releases its members from prisons.
Jihād’s leadership is reconsidering, with some reservation, their ideology of violence. Changes are being discussed among the group members. A final first draft will soon be issued.
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...
In a recent statement, Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah regretted that it planed and carried out the assassination of late president al-Sādāt.
‘Ādil Hammūda warns against trusting repentant Islamic terrorist groups. These groups are a “danger lurking in the dark,” awaiting the opportunity to attack Egypt’s security and stability, he says.
Few months ago, a number of imprisoned Jihād leaders declared their renunciation of violence, shifting away from their literal approach to the interpretation of Islamic texts towards the socio-historical mode of exegesis that characterizes mainstream Islamic groups.
In a statement published yesterday on al-Jamā‘ah al- Islāmīyah’s website, the group denied any links to al-Qā‘idah¸ indicating that Dr. Ayman al-Zawāhirī’s recent videotaped message about the alleged union between some members of the group and al-Qā‘idah "contradicts reality."
Sources within the "banned" Jihād group have recently revealed that the group is currently considering a non-violence initiative, in response to repeated calls from former leaders of the group to reject violence, Ahmad Imbābī writes. Unlike al-Jamā‘ah al -Islāmīya, the Jihād group has no "...

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