The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) is an extremist organization that splintered from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) in the early 2000s and is currently based in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The IJU, which is committed to toppling the government in Uzbekistan, conducted two attacks there in 2004 and one in 2009. It adheres to an anti-Western ideology, opposes secular rule in Uzbekistan, and seeks to replace the current regime with a government based on Islamic law.VideoVideo: 2009 Video from Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) shows German convert Eric Breininger in Afghanistan and the first time the Al Qaeda ideologue Abu Yahya al Libi along with IJU leaders.
Islamic Jihad Union (IJU)
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