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PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD

The PALESTINIAN Islamic Jihad (PIJ) was formed in Gaza strip by Fathi Shaqaqi in 1981, inspired by the Iranian Islamic revolution of 01/1979 led by Ayatollah Khomeini and similar groups in Egypt. Continue reading

EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD

The EGYPTIAN Islamic Jihad originated from the EGYPTIAN Jamaa Islamiya and was formally formed in 1980 from the merger of two clusters of Islamist groups. Continue reading

EGYPTIAN JAMAA ISLAMIYA

EGYPTIAN Jamaa Islamiya - a name that can be translated as “The Islamic Society”, was an umbrella organization for Islamic militants in Egypt after the crack down on the Muslims Brotherhood in Egypt and their renunciation of violence as a political tool in 1970. Continue reading

JAISH AL-ISLAM – ARMY OF ISLAM

The name Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam) was used in Gaza strip for the first time in a proclamation taking responsibility for the Kidnapping of a ISRAELI soldier Gilad Shalit, at dawn 06/25/2006. Continue reading

GIA -ARMED ISLAMIC GROUP

The Armed Islamic Group, known in its French acronym – GIA, was the main Islamic organization that fought the military regime in Algeria when the civil war breached out in 1992. Continue reading

ABU SAYYAF

Abu Sayyaf, in Arabic “father of the sword” in the meaning “master of sword”, is now the main Islamic militant group in South Philippines, spilt from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in 1991, allegedly on disagreements about strategy. Continue reading

HAMAS

The name Hamas is the combination of the capital letters, in Arabic, of the words - The Islamic Resistance Movement – was founded by Sheikh Ahmad Yassin in 1987 as a Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood Continue reading