Egyptian Islamic Jihad

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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 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 of the hijackers, was a member of EIJ.[3]

References

  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 Egyptian Islamic Jihad BBC