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'''Egyptian Islamic Jihad''' ('''EIJ''') is an Islamic [[terrorist]] organization in [[Egypt]].<ref name=USFTO>[http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/37191.htm Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)] ''United States Department of State''</ref> The group was formed in the late 1970s.<ref name=MIPT>[http://www.tkb.org/Group.jsp?groupID=3611 Egyptian Islamic Jihad] ''MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base''</ref> EIJ's primary motive is a violent overthrow of the Government of Egypt and to establish an Islamic state in Egypt.<ref name=MIPT/> The group was responsible for the assassination of the Egyptian President [[Anwar Sadat]] in 1981.<ref name=BBC>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/2001/war_on_terror/investigation_on_terror/organisation_2.stm Egyptian Islamic Jihad] ''BBC''</ref><ref name=CDI>[http://www.cdi.org/terrorism/aljihad.cfm In the spotlight: Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)] ''Center for Defense Information''</ref> The group is suspected to be responsible for bombing at the embassy of Egypt in [[Islamabad]] in 1995, and for a foiled terrorist attack on the US embassy in [[Albania]] in 1998.<ref name=BBC/> Many suspected hijackers of the [[September 11, 2001 attacks]] had links with EIJ.<ref name=BBC/> Mohammed Atta, the prime suspect and the leader of the hijackers, was a member of EIJ.<ref name=BBC/>
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'''Egyptian Islamic Jihad''' ('''EIJ''') is an [[Islam]]ic [[terrorist]] organization in [[Egypt]].<ref name=USFTO>[http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/37191.htm Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)] ''United States Department of State''</ref> The group was formed in the late 1970s.<ref name=MIPT>[http://www.tkb.org/Group.jsp?groupID=3611 Egyptian Islamic Jihad] ''MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base''</ref> EIJ's primary motive is a violent overthrow of the Government of Egypt and to establish an Islamic state in Egypt.<ref name=MIPT/> The group was responsible for the assassination of the Egyptian [[President]] [[Anwar Sadat]] in 1981.<ref name=BBC>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/2001/war_on_terror/investigation_on_terror/organisation_2.stm Egyptian Islamic Jihad] ''BBC''</ref><ref name=CDI>[http://www.cdi.org/terrorism/aljihad.cfm In the spotlight: Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)] ''Center for Defense Information''</ref> The group is suspected to be responsible for bombing at the embassy of Egypt in [[Islamabad]] in 1995, and for a foiled terrorist attack on the US embassy in [[Albania]] in 1998.<ref name=BBC/> Many suspected hijackers of the [[September 11, 2001 attacks]] had links with EIJ.<ref name=BBC/> Mohammed Atta, the prime suspect and the leader of the [[hijack]]ers, was a member of EIJ.<ref name=BBC/>
  
 
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Revision as of 07:08, 2 March 2008

Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) is an Islamic terrorist organization in Egypt.[1] The group was formed in the late 1970s.[2] EIJ's primary motive is a violent overthrow of the Government of Egypt and to establish an Islamic state in Egypt.[2] The group was responsible for the assassination of the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981.[3][4] The group is suspected to be responsible for bombing at the embassy of Egypt in Islamabad in 1995, and for a foiled terrorist attack on the US embassy in Albania in 1998.[3] Many suspected hijackers of the September 11, 2001 attacks had links with EIJ.[3] Mohammed Atta, the prime suspect and the leader of the hijackers, was a member of EIJ.[3]

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  1. Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) United States Department of State
  2. 2.0 2.1 Egyptian Islamic Jihad MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Egyptian Islamic Jihad BBC
  4. In the spotlight: Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad) Center for Defense Information