A letter attributed to Faten Shoaib, an alleged wife of Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” was recently distributed to a jihadist forum.
A statement from the Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya] issued to the group’s official website following the execution of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006, castigates the United States in particular and the West in general for claiming this punishment as the result of Saddam’s crimes against humanity.
The Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya] published on its official website today, Friday, December 15, 2006, two messages regarding the news of the health crisis of its leader, the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdul Rahman.
An affiliate organization of the Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya] recently published a new magazine that is titled, “The Sword’s Ink [Medad al-Suyuf], containing articles that concern the strengthening of the Muslim Nation and instilling it with the spirit of jihad.
Soon after the management of the official site of the Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya] published a statement slandering Muhammad Khalil al-Hakaymah AKA Abu Jihad al-Masri, the subject of the commentary issued a response.
The management of the official site of the Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Gama’a al-Islamiya] recently published a caustic commentary regarding Muhammad Khalil Hakaymah AKA Abu Jihad al-Masri, questioning: “Who Makes Him?... Who Takes Him In, and Why is He Necessary in Egypt?”
The Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Jama’a al-Islamiya] published an article to its official website, http://egyig.com/index.php, yesterday, Sunday, August 13, 2006, stating their position vis-à-vis the war in Lebanon and Hezbollah, and questioning: “Was not Rome Defeated?”
The Lebanese Arabic newspaper, Dar al-Hayat, published an interview to their website, www.daralhayat.com, conducted via e-mail with Muhammad Khalil al-Hukaymah AKA Abu Jihad al-Misri, a member of the Egyptian Islamic Group [al-Jama’a al-Islamiya], regarding statements he made in an as-Sahab video declaring unity with al-Qaeda.
Following the release by as-Sahab of an interview with Abu Jihad al-Misri in which he declares the Egyptian Islamic Group’s having joined al-Qaeda, much chatter has erupted on jihadist forums.