egyptian islamic jihad :
- n an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells
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In October 1990, extremists affiliated with the terrorist organization Egyptian Islamic Jihad raked Abdel Halim Moussa's motorcade with gunfire. Moussa, the newly-appointed interior minister, survived, but the speaker of Egypt's lower house of parliament, Rifaat el Mahgoub, was not as lucky.
Sept. 12, 2013 - Foreign Relations