Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (GI) is an Egyptian Sunni Islamist movement dedicated to the overthrow of the Egyptian government and replacing it with an Islamic state; reported to be responsible for the killing of hundreds of Egyptian policemen and soldiers, civilians, and dozens of tourists in a violent campaign in the 1990s. 2013 Large demonstrations spread throughout Egypt, including Luxor where GI's 1997 attack at Luxor's Hatshepsut Temple that left 58 tourists dead, after Islamist President Mohamed Morsi appointed Adel al-Khayat as the new governor of Luxor. Khayat is a member of al Gama'at Islamiya; demonstrators are fearful that GI is moving steadily toward turning Egypt into an Islamic state.The Blind Sheikh: Omar Rahman AP. 30 July 2015. Video shows Rahman's arrest in the fallout of the 1993 WTC bombing. Also shows footage shown at his trial of people mixing bomb-making materials in a garage. Rahman had previously been on a watch list but managed to travel freely to…
al Gama'at al Islamiyya (GI)
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