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Egypt’s Most Violent Jihadis Being Released

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Tarek al-Zomor: Islamic assassin turned parliamentarian

According to the news site Massai Ahram, Egypt’s Shura Council announced in a statement that it has agreed to begin taking steps to release convicts who have been imprisoned in Egyptian prisons for years from the nation’s two most notorious terrorist organizations, Islamic Jihad and Al Gama’a Al Islamiya—including several held under tight security and on death row by presidential decree for committing especially heinous acts of terror in Egypt.

According to Tarek al-Zomor, the formal speaker of the Islamic party and a member of Parliament’s Shura Council — who himself was released from prison where he was doing time for his role in the assasination of President Anwar Sadat – they have already begun taking steps to release 40 prisoners from Islamic Jihad and Al Gama’a Al Islamiya. Zomor refused to release their names until they have all been released onto the streets of Egypt.