Sandmonkey reports that a previously unknown Islamist group has sent emails targeting a wide range of people, many of them Egyptians, with death threats. The list includes Muslim secularist Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Coptic activist Adly Abadir, Muslim thinkers Gamal Al Banna and Ahmad Mansour, and more. As one comment on Sandmonkey's site puts it, "that's some heavy shit."
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