Islami Bangladesh HUJIB a Sunni
extremist group that follows the Deobandi tradition of Islam, was founded in
1980 in Afghanistan to fight in the jihad against the Soviets. It also is affliated with
the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazlur Rahman Jalili faction (JUI-F) and the Deobandi school of Sunni Islam.
This group has been
responsible behind different terrorist activities in Bangladesh. This group's activities have been declared illegal in Bangladesh and they have been totally banned. In 2002 US State Department has also
included HUJI in its list of terrorists.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in March this year, in an executive
order denounced HUJI-B as a known terrorist group in Bangladesh.
They have now formed into a
political party named Islamic Democratic Party. NGOs dealing with security
matters have expressed their deep concerns on this.