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"The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is an Islamist militant group operating in Central Asia. IMU co-founders Tahir Yuldashev and Juma Namangani originally founded a militant organization, Adolat, in 1991 to establish Islamic law in Uzbekistan. When the group was outlawed by Uzbek President Karimov, the leaders established a new base in Tajikistan, from which they launched cross-border attacks in Uzbekistan. In 1998, as the Karimov government began increasingly to crackdown on Uzbek Muslim communities, Yuldashev and Namangani formally established the IMU and received Taliban permission to establish a base in Afghanistan. The new group declared jihad in Uzbekistan and declared its intent to expel Karimov and install shariah law in Uzbekistan." Stanford University


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