Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B) (Movement of Islamic Holy War)

Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B) (Movement of Islamic Holy War)

The mission of Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJIB) (Movement of Islamic Holy War), led by Shauqat Osman, is to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh. HUJI-B has connections to the Pakistani militant groups Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami (HUJI) and Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM), who advocate similar objectives in Pakistan and Kashmir. HUJI-B was accused of stabbing a senior Bangladeshi journalist in November, 2000, for making a documentary on the plight of Hindus in Bangladesh. HUJI-B was suspected in the July 2000, assassination attempt of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

HUJI-B has an estimated cadre strength of several thousand members and operates and trains members in Bangladesh, where it maintains at least six camps. Funding of the HUJI-B comes primarily from madrassas in Bangladesh. The group also has ties to militants in Pakistan that may provide another funding source.



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