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  1. Jemaah Islamiyah, JI, Islamic Group, Islamic Community, Malaysian Mujahidin Group, Malaysia Militant Group(noun)

    a clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia

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  1. Jemaah Islamiyah

    Jemaah Islamiah, is a Southeast Asian militant Islamist terrorist organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah in Southeast Asia. On 25 October, 2002, immediately following the JI perpetrated Bali bombing, JI was added to the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 as a terrorist organization linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban JI is a transnational organization with cells in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. In addition to al-Qaeda the group is also thought to have links to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid, a splinter cell of the JI which was formed by Abu Bakar Baasyir on 27 July 2008 and was later also added to the U.S. State Department's list of terrorist organizations. It remained very active in Indonesia where it publicly maintained a website as of January 2013.

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