• In this Sunday, March 17, 2013 photo, an Egyptian man walks past banners hung up by members of Gamaa Islamiya in front of el-Gamaayah el-Sharaayah mosque also used as Gamaa's headquarters, not pictured, in Assiut, southern Egypt.

    Gamaa Islamiya, a jihadist sect that has joined political life, setting up a local police force that has unleashed a spiral of tension in religiously diverse territory.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 19, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT