In 1994, the Ummah Press Service -- a Cairo-based publishing house sponsored or operated by the Muslim Brotherhood -- published an English language essay entitled, "The West in the Eyes of the Egyptian Islamist Movements." It's an honest summary and assessment of the goals of Egyptian Jihad, Islamic Group, and the Muslim Brotherhood -- the Islamist groups that inspired and guided and even nurtured Al Qaeda.
It's all the more fascinating, because it's published by folks who would never be this honest about their motives after 9-11, but long before 9-11 they were at-ease discussing their positions and goals. The conclusion includes this matrix summarizing the different opinions of each group on a series of topics, including "Jihad function" and "Basic features of method of change and reform."
I scanned and .pdf'd the full text. It's available at my revamped website, Making Sense of Jihad.