Terrorist Organization Profile:
|IJU, Islamic Jihad Union|
|April 11, 2004|
|Unknown number of members|
|The Islamic Jihad Group (IJG) is a violent terrorist organization responsible for several high-profile bombings in Uzbekistan. Islamic Jihad Group is a splinter organization from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), another terror group operating in Central Asia.
"A group of young Muslims executed martyrdom operations that put fear in the apostate government and its infidel allies, the Americans and Jews. The mujahidin belonging to Islamic Jihad Group attacked both the American and Israeli embassies as well as the court building where the trials of a large number of the brothers from the Group had begun. These martyrdom operations that the group is executing will not stop, God willing. It is for the purpose of repelling the injustice of the apostate government and supporting the jihad of our Muslim brothers in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, the Hijaz, and in other Muslim countries ruled by infidels and apostates."
|On May 25, 2005, the US State Department designated Islamic Jihad Group as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Group. The United Nations shortly followed suit. Although IJG has not claimed responsibility for any attacks since 2004, it is highly likely that the group will continue attacks in the near future.|
U.S. Government Designations
|Yes (in 2005)|
Learn more about these U.S. Department of State classifications:
Terrorist Exclusion List (TEL)
Other Governments' Designations