National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) - (Islamic State in Sri Lanka / ISSL)

National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) is an Islamist extremist group propagating a global jihadist ideology in Sri Lanka. It is not an insurgency movement but seeks to create schisms within the Sri Lanka society. The group came to attention in 2018, with acts of vandalism against Buddhist statues in the Kegalle district.  During 2016, the NTJ secretary, Abdul Razik, was arrested for racial incitement. In July 2017, NTJ released a video making derogatory remarks against Buddha containing hate speech against the Sinhala-Buddhist community.  The NTJ remains relatively unknown and before the 21 April 2019 attacks was known for condemnation of Buddhism in Sri Lanka resulting in the defacing Buddhist statues. It is a splinter group formed by former members of Sri Lanka Tauheed Jamaat (SLTJ). Association with Sri Lanka Tauheed Jamaat (SLTJ)NTJamaat split from the Sri Lanka Tawheed Jamaat following 26 December 2018 incidents in Mawanella in…

National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) - (Islamic State in Sri Lanka / ISSL), also known as National Thowheed Jamath, National Thowfeek Jamaath is an active group formed c. 2016.

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