Egyptian Islamic Jihad

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Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) is an Islamic terrorist organization in Egypt.[1] This group was formed in the late 1970s.[2] EIJ's primary motive is a violent overthrow of the Egyptian Government and to establish an Islamic state in Egypt.[2] The group is suspected to be responsible for a bombing in 1995 at the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, and for a foiled attack on the US embassy in Albania in 1998.[3]


  1. Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) United States Department of State
  2. 2.0 2.1 Egyptian Islamic Jihad MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base
  3. Egyptian Islamic Jihad United States Department of State