“Brigades of Lone Wolves” Emerges as New Islamic Terror Group in Egypt

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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First you have one lone wolf. And then another. And eventually you get a whole brigade of them. And each time they attack, the media insists it’s not a terrorist group.

It’s a lone wolf attack.

A new jihadist group calling itself the Brigades of Lone Wolves has announced its establishment and claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt in two recent statements. In its first statement, released on Dec. 27, the group denounced the Egyptian army for “killing Muslims and displacing them, detaining them, and violating their dignity and honor.”

“Defending the Muslims and protecting their honor is a duty, and it is not allowed for us to delay for that or slow down in executing it,” the statement said, according to a translation by the SITE Intelligence Group.

“Rush to the fields of the men, the fields of the heroes, before it is too late,” the group urged Muslim youth in Egypt.

In its second statement, released on Jan. 3, the Brigades of Lone Wolves claimed responsibility for five attacks and a kidnapping.

Do they all just individually do whatever they feel like during a terrorist attack?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Are terrorists trawling us with stuff like this? The Lone Wolf Brigade?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They may be trolling liberals.