Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group) Terrorist Organizations // Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)

Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya was started during the 1970s as a religious movement, not an organized group, mainly in Egyptian jails and later in Egyptian universities. The IG was primarily influenced by the militant ideology of Sayyid Qutb, who helped form the ideological base of several Islamic militant groups in the Arab world.  After former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat released most of the Islamic prisoners from Egyptian jails in...


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