Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ)

Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), a militant Islamist group which emerged in the 1970s, changed its focus in 2001. Originally bent on installing a religious government in Egypt, the group joined forces with al Qaeda under the leadership of Bib Laden and was largely absorbed into al-Qaeda. EIJ opposes Western influence in the Muslim world, including Arab governments aligned with Washington, rails against secularism generally, and regularly denounces Israel, the United States, and governments supporting either. Most EIJ members operate outside Egypt in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and Yemen. VideoVideo: 2012Egyptian Islamic Jihad Member Tareq Al-Zumar Refuses to Apologize for Sadat Killing: Assassin Is a Martyr Al-Kahera Wal-Nas TV (Egypt)

Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), also known as Al-Jihad, Al-Jihad al-Islami, Jihad Group, New Jihad Group, Qaeda al-Jihad, Talaa'al al-Fateh, Vanguards of Conquest, International Justice Group, World Justice Group, Egyptian Islamic Holy War, Jama'at al Jihad bi-Misr, Al Jihad Force, Holy War, J, EIJ, Society of Struggle is an active group formed c. 1978.
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