Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) was formally established based on the ideas of Mawlana Abu Ala Moududi, supporter of the Wahhabi movement in the then British India. The JeI Bangladesh has evolved from the Jamaat organisation that was founded in India during 1941 by Maulana Abul Ala Mauddudi. The party's objective is to establish an Islamic state, governed by Sharia Law. JeI is accused of persistent involvement in extremist violence to achieve thier objective of a Wahhabist Islamic State. Following the independence of Bangladesh, the party was banned in 1971. However, a 1975 coup in Bangladesh enabled the JeI to re-active political presence and activities. In August 2013, the JeI was barred from participation in Bangladesh elections when judges declared its charter in breach of Bangladesh’s secular constitution. The JeI, however, was allowed to continue its political party related activities in Bangladesh. In 2014, it was reported that the Bangladesh government was considering…
Jamaat-e-Islami - Bangladesh (JeI)
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