Lashkar-e-Jabbar (LeJ)

Lashkar-e-Jabbar, a secretive religious terrorist outfit in Pakistan is also known as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.  A militant offshoot of the Sunni sectarian group Sipah-i-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jabbar has enforced their repressive Islamic agenda by shooting or throwing acid into the faces of women who did not comply with their religious orders regarding their dress code. In December 2002, they murdered three Islamic women for not wearing an approved veil. The campaign against women received support from a prominent Islamic women's organization.  The entire leadership of the Lashkar-e-Jabbar/Jhangvi consists of jihadists who fought alongside the Taliban and al-Qaeda against Soviet forces in the Great Jihad. Being part of the broader Deoband Islamic movement (fundamentalist/salafi Islam indistinguishable from Wahhabism), the LJ secured substantial financial support from the Saudi OPECers and Pakistan's ISI.

Lashkar-e-Jabbar (LeJ), also known as The Army of the Omnipotent Almighty is an active group formed c. 2001.
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