"This paper will discuss Islamic Fundamentalism in Egypt; specifically, who and what the Islamic fundamentalists are, the policy and actions of the Egyptian Government in response to the threats of Islamic fundamentalists, and the United States reaction and current policy on Egypt. Recommendations for improvements to U.S. policy will also be provided." The author uses specific examples of Islamic fundamentalist groups in Egypt, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Group, and the al-Jihad, explaining their emergence, political and social goals, and leadership. To supplement the explanation of fundamentalist groups, Liberatore delves into the social and economic reasons for the attraction of fundamentalism in Egypt. Included in this discussion are Egyptian "unemployment, underemployment, and poverty" levels. In response to the population's discontent, the Egyptian government, led by President Mubarak, has instituted anti-terrorism policies consisting of public education and propaganda against fundamentalist groups, harsh anti-terrorism legislation, and economic reforms. Lastly, Liberatore explains U.S. and Egyptian relations.
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