Tarek El Zomor during a Building and Development Party meeting in 2011 - Lilyan Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 11 June 2017: Tarek Al-Zomor is an Egyptian national who was among terrorists who assassinated former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat during a military parade on October 6, 1881 while celebrating the victory in war against Israel in 1973.
Zomor served a prison sentence before he joined the Salafist Building and Development Party formed after January 25th revolution. Zumar is currently the Chairman of Al Jama’a Al-Islamiyya and the Building and Development Party. He was also a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He is charged with a number of terror-related cases and with inciting violence.
Prior to the ousting of former Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohamed Mursi, due to mass protests on June 30, 2013, Zomor was among Islamist protesters in Rabaa al-Adaweya and was calling for targeting military and police officers as well as the state’s institutions.
Zomor, currently based in Qatar, threatened of “crashing” protesters against the Islamist regime during June 30 uprising.
Zomor was designated on a terror list put by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The list also includes two of Al Jama’a Al-Islamiyya heads. One is Assem Abdel Magued, and the other is Mohamed el-Saghir.
Constitutional law professor and member of Legislative Reform Committee at the Parliament Salah Fawzy anticipated the expulsion of Zomor from the party’s presidency as law requires parties’ heads to be trustworthy, and to enjoy a good reputation.