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JAMA'AT AL-ISLAMIYAH, AL-. A broad range of Islamic organizations in Egypt use the name alJama'at al-Islamiyah (Islamic Groups). These groups operate primarily through independent mosques and student unions on university campuses and appeal primarily to Egyptian youths. There does not appear to be any single leadership uniting the various groups; rather, they represent the general trend in Egyptian society toward Islamic resurgence. However, since the mid-1980s an increasing number of clashes ha ...more

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