Egyptian Islamic Jihad
Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) is an Islamic terrorist organization in Egypt. The group was formed in the late 1970s. EIJ's primary motive is a violent overthrow of the Government of Egypt and to establish an Islamic state in Egypt. 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. Many suspected hijackers of the September 11, 2001 attacks had links with EIJ. Mohammed Atta, the prime suspect of the hijackers, was a member of EIJ.