Takfir wal-Hijra was the popular name given to a radical Islamist group Jama'at al-Muslimin founded by Shukri Mustafa which emerged in Egypt in the 1960s as an offshoot of Muslim Brotherhood. Although the group was crushed by Egyptian security forces after it murdered an Islamic scholar and former government minister in 1977, it is said to have "left an enduring legacy" taken up by some Islamist radicals. Today, some believe, Takfir wal-Hijra has members or supporters in several other countries, allied to Al-Qaeda. Terrorists associated with Takfir wal-Hijra included 9-11 pilot Mohammed Atta and al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. According to the Terrorist Watch Web site, Takfir Wal Hijra advocates the brutal torture and murder not only of "infidels" but also of Muslims who do not adhere to the Takfir doctrines.
Al Takfir val-Hijra
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