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Egypt Faces New Terror Threat

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Members of Lebanon's al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya shout slogans in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut. (Photo: ANWAR AMRO / AFP / Getty Images)
Members of Lebanon’s al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya shout slogans in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut. (Photo: ANWAR AMRO / AFP / Getty Images)

There’s a new terror threat in Egypt according to the country’s judiciary. That was the central message when 164 members of al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya were placed on a terror list late last year.

The United States and others already see the movement, whose name means The Islamic Group, as a terror organization. It’s mission is to replace the current Egyptian government with Islamist rule.

Maher Fargali is an Egyptian researcher of political Islam. In this video he explains why al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya is a terrorist movement.

 

The links between al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya and the Muslim Brotherhood are extremely tights, Fargali told Clarion Project:

“They claim they’re involved in political activity but they aren’t political. What they do is support the Muslim Brotherhood all the time…In general, organization members support violence and it’s headed by people who don’t believe in the need to cease violence.”

Fargali believes Western governments, led by the U.S., should also designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror entity.

 

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