Bangladesh Government says it would resist any clandestine activities by the banned extremist outfit called Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami Bangladesh. US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice described Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami Bangladesh (HUJI-B) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, according to a press release by American Embassy in Dhaka. The leader of HUJI-B signed the February 1998 fatwa sponsored by Osama Bin Laden that declared American civilians to be legitimate targets for attack. Since then, HUJI-B has been implicated in a number of terrorist attacks in Bangladesh and abroad.