The Army Of Islam

By Charlie Fisscher

Origins

The Army of Islam was started in early 2006.

It is headed by Mumtaz Dughmush.

It's has close associates with Hamas which allows it to operate in Gaza and Egypt.

They were motivated after the creation of the Islamic state in Palestine

Alexandria Bombing

Alexandria Bombing

The Army of Islam is responsible for the bombings of Alexandria.

This was a bombing on a Coptic Church in Egypt.

This resulted in 21 deaths and 97 injuries.

It took place on the 1st of January 2011, the bomb went off just as catholic believers were leaving a New-Year day celebration.

Impact

The Bombing caused outrage through out the Catholic community as they blamed the Egyptian state security for not being able to stop it.

It caused major protests in the streets between Catholics and the police.

The Government had blamed 'Foreign elements' for the bombing.

The minister of Egypt then later blamed The Army Of Islam