Islami Oikya Jote


Islami Oikya Jote

The Islami Oikya Jote (Bengali: "Islami Oikko Joţ", "Islamic Unity Front") is a political party in Bangladesh. At the last legislative elections, 1 October 2001, the party won 2 out of 300 elected members in an alliance with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.It is led by Ameer Allama Mufti Fazlul Haq Aminee and Chairman Shaikul Hadith Allama Azizul Haq. It has a focus on building an islamic state, and has used the madrassas, or islamic schools, to gain support. While there has been rumours of connections between this party and other militant Islamic groups, such as the Taliban, there has been no evidence found as yet

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* [http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=4462&l=1 "Bangladesh Today"] , "International Crisis Group, Asia Report" 121, October 23, 2006.


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