Quilliam briefing paper: Pre-empting al-Qaeda in Egypt

11 January 2011


On 1 January 2011, a terrorist attack on a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, killed 32 Christian worshippers. A new briefing paper by Quilliam, written by Noman Benotman and James Brandon, discusses the background to this attack, explains why al-Qaeda was likely to have been behind it and suggests ways in which any al-Qaeda attempts to move into Egypt can be pre-empted.

 This briefing:

Explains why this bombing is likely to have been carried out by al-Qaeda.

Outlines al-Qaeda’s current ambitions in Egypt

          Shows how domestic events in Egypt created an environment conducive to terrorism

          Demonstrates how militant websites can increase the risks of terrorism

          Suggests how al-Qaeda’s ambitions in Egypt can be contained and online threats countered

The briefing can be downloaded as a PDF here.

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