Jihadology Podcast: Jihadism in the Land of the Pharaohs

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:30 PM

Mokhtar Awad comes on the show to discuss jihadism in Egypt. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The development of jihadism in the Sinai prior to the Egyptian uprising in January 2011
  • What jihadi individuals and movements were doing between the 2011 uprising and the coup in July 2013
  • A deep dive on Jama’at Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM)
  • How ABM has changed since it became Wilayat Sinai of the Islamic State
  • The role of IS’ provinces in Libya in the Western Desert of Egypt
  • Background on the ABM splinter faction al-Murabitun that is pro-AQ and led by Hisham Ashmawy that pledged baya to Ayman al-Zawahiri

This episode also features a Primary Sources segment covering releases from September 20th to October 14th, and a #SocialMedia segment covering postings from October 14th to 23rd. Links:

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