Secretive sect worries even Islamic extremists

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After his release from prison, Mustafa broke off from the Brotherhood and spread his radical ideas, gathering followers mainly in Assiut and other cities of southern Egypt.

The Takfiris kidnapped and executed a former Egyptian minister who was also a Muslim cleric when their demands were not met by the government in 1977. The following year, the group’s leader Mustafa was executed in prison under President Anwar Sadat.

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