Hassam (Movement of Egypt's Forearms) - Egypt

Hassm is a non-Salafi revolutionary jihadist group using violent insurgency tactics against Egyptian security forces, which they refer to as occupiers.  Hassm engages in assassinations as an attempt to quell the "occupiers" activity.IdeologyHassm is believed to be a splinter group of the Muslim Brotherhood (Freedom and Justice Party), following a decline in their activities and not all leaders supporting violence. Their ideology is influenced by Muslim Brotherhood scholars:Wagdy Ghoneim,Revolutionary Salafist leader Mahmoud Fathy, andformer Freedom and Justice Party Member of Parliament Tarek Morsy.   The extent of Muslim Brotherhood leaders influence and support for Hassm remains unverified and Hassm does claim to operate independently. Hassm, like previous non-salafist jihadist groups, has the same objectives such as the Helwan Brigades and Revolutionary Punishment Group, are the continuation of a revolutionary insurgency against the Egyptian Government and…

Hassam (Movement of Egypt's Forearms) - Egypt, also known as Hamms, Movement of Egypt's Forearms, Hassam (alt. spelling), Hasam (atl. spelling) is an active group formed c. 2016.
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