Jemaah Islamiah is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

Jemaah Islamiah is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America


Jemaah Islamiah[2] (Arabic: الجماعة الإسلامية‎‎, al-Jamāʿat ul-Islāmíyatu, meaning “Islamic Congregation”, frequently abbreviated JI)[3] is a Southeast Asian militant extremist Islamist terror group dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah (regional Islamic caliphate or state) in Southeast Asia.[4][5] On October 25, 2002, immediately following the JI-perpetrated Bali bombing, JI was added to the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 as a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban.[6]

JI is a transnational organization with cells in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.[7] In addition to al-Qaeda the group is also thought to have links to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front[7] and Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid, a splinter cell of the JI which was formed by Abu Bakar Baasyir on July 27, 2008. The group has been designated as a terrorist groups by the United Nations, Australia, Canada, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, the UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States.[8] It remained very active in Indonesia where it publicly maintained a website as of January 2013

Founded: 1993

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