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Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat's Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence

al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah

Abstract

This book introduces and critically examines the first in a series of four corrective manifestos issued by the Gamā‘ah Islāmīyah, who formed part of the coalition of radical Islamists groups that assassinated president Anwar Sadat in 1981. In 1997, the leaders of the Gamā‘ah announced from prison their renunciation of political violence as a means of pursuing their goal of Islamicizing the Egyptian state and society. This came of a reexamination of their erstwhile position in light of what they came to understand of sharī‘ah, which they assiduously studied while incarcerated. This new understa ... More

Keywords: Gamā‘ah Islāmīyah, Jihad, Violence, sharī‘ah, Egypt, Usāmah b. Lādin, al-Qā‘idah, Anwar Sadat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300196771
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196771.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah, author
University of Southern California

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Introduction

Sherman A. Jackson

Initiative to Stop the Violence: A Reality-Based Assessment and a Sharı‘ah-Based Approach

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