The End of the Islamist Insurgency in Egypt? Costs and Prospects

@article{Gerges2000TheEO,
  title={The End of the Islamist Insurgency in Egypt? Costs and Prospects},
  author={F. Gerges},
  journal={Middle East Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={592-612}
}
  • F. Gerges
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Middle East Journal
The Egyptian state appears to have weathered the storm of violent Islamist opposition from al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya and Jihad which lasted from 1990 until the Luxor attack of 1997. Its successes stem in part from the internal divisions of the Islamist movements. This article examines both the means by which the government overcame the Islamist challenge and the implications of continuing government exclusion of mainstream Islamist movements from political life. It also examines implications for… Expand