In this Sunday, March 17, 2013 photo, an Egyptian man waits to join Asr, afternoon prayer, at the el-Gamaayah el-Sharaayah mosque also used as Gamaa Islamiya's headquarters, in Assiut,

 

              In this Sunday, March 17, 2013 photo, an Egyptian man waits to join Asr, afternoon prayer, at the el-Gamaayah el-Sharaayah  mosque also used as Gamaa Islamiya
In this Sunday, March 17, 2013 photo, an Egyptian man waits to join Asr, afternoon prayer, at the el-Gamaayah el-Sharaayah mosque also used as Gamaa Islamiya's headquarters, in Assiut, southern Egypt. The Gamaa Islamiya once waged a bloody insurgency, attacking police and Christians in a campaign to create an Islamic state. Now a political force, the former jihadis say they are setting up their own parallel police and are determined to ensure law and order in this southern Egyptian province. The banners from right in Arabic read, "we are against violence and destruction, Gamaa Islamiya in Assiut," and "shame to thugs, Gamaa Islamiya in Assiut."(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)