Nasr City Cell

Group leader Abu-al-Azm was arrested during a crackdown on the cell in late October 2012. He had previously been arrested in 2002 under the Mubarak regime and accused of being a member of Jund Allah. According to the US State Department, Jund Allah's members were "planning attacks against US and Israeli interests" at the time of their 2002 arrest. Abu-al-Azm does claim that Egyptian authorities have "completely fabricated" the case against the Nasr City cell in order to scare Muslims away from Salafi jihadists, increase their own power, and to give "America and the Jews" a pretext for pressuring (then president) Mohamed Morsi into "muzzling and restricting the jihadist Salafi movement" by imprisoning its members.

Nasr City Cell, also known as Madinet Nassr terrorist cell is an active group formed c. 2012.
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