World Islamic Front for Holy War against Jews and Crusaders (Al-Jabha Al-Islamiiya Al-Alamiya li-Jihad Al-Yahoud wa Al-Salibiyyin)
WORLD ISLAMIC FRONT FOR HOLY WAR AGAINST JEWS AND CRUSADERS (al-Jabha al-Islamiiya al-Alamiya li-Jihad al-Yahoud wa al-Salibiyyin):
Radical Islamic movement gathering together a number of international extremist groups. Its existence was announced by a communiqué published on 12 February 1998, carrying the signatures of Osama Bin Ladin; Abu Yasir Rifai Ahmad Taha, of al-Jamiʿa al-Islamiyya; Ayman Zawahri, of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad; Mir Hamza, of the ulamas of Pakistan; Fazlur Rehman Khalil, of the Pakistani Harakat al-Ansar; and Shaykh Abdul Salam Muhammad, of the Pakistani Islamic Jihad. The communiqué called for jihad against the Americans. The movement has been regarded as being either identical to the International Islamic Front or else part of it.