International Islamist Front

The International Islamic Front is a coalition which aims to group many Islamic fundamentalist armed groups, in particular the Egyptian movements of Jihad and Gama’at al-Islamiyya, the Jordanian movement « Army of Mohammed », or of Pakistani and Bengali groupuscules. It was founded in August 1990 and Osama Bin Laden can be one of the principal financial backers of this organization which calls for Jihad against the United States.

The International Islamic Front can be related to « the Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Places » which claimed the attacks perpetrated against the American embassies of Nairobi and Dar-es -Salaam in August 1998. In an official statement emitted on this occasion, this organization requires among other things « the withdrawal of the American and Western forces from the Islamic countries (…), the stop of the expropriation of the Islamic richness, and in particular of the oil richness (…), the stop of any American support for Israel (…) » as well as the stop of the economic sanctions in progress against some Muslim countries.

Source: Agence France Presse