Tagged with Mohamed al-Zawahiri

Salafi-Jihadis, Sinai, and the Anticipation of Terrorism

Salafi-Jihadis, Sinai, and the Anticipation of Terrorism

This post recalls two articles published last year at Arab West Report but not referenced on the blog, on the Salafi–Jihadis. The testimony is poignant based on current developments: “We are distinguished from other Islamic trends by not accepting partial solutions,” he said. “The Brotherhood has understandings with the Americans, and they are not working … Continue reading

Who are Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis?

Who are Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis?

From my article at Middle East Institute, analyzing Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis, but from before the recent deposing of President Morsi: The Egyptian Islamist Mohamed al-Zawahiri is most famous for being the brother of al-Qaeda front man Ayman, but his story is also a gripping one. Zawahiri was arrested in 1999 for his alleged participation in the … Continue reading

Who are the Salafi-Jihadis?

Who are the Salafi-Jihadis?

From my recent article in EgyptSource, following up on the last post of pictures: Zawahiri is the leader of what has been dubbed the Salafi-Jihadis. Long associated with Islamic Jihad and the Islamic Group, following his release from prison in March 2012 he has positioned himself to the right of the now politically engaged Islamists … Continue reading