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Hizb-e Islami (also Hezbi Islami, Hezb-i-Islami, Hezbi-Islami, Hezb-e-Islami), meaning Islamic Party is an Islamist organization commonly known for fighting the Marxist Government of Afghanistan and their close ally the Soviet Union. Led by and founded by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, it was established in Pakistan in 1975 and grew out of the Muslim Youth organization, an Islamist organization founded in Kabul by students and teachers at Kabul University in 1969 to combat communism in Afghanistan. Its membership was drawn from ethnic Pashtuns, and its ideology from Muslim Brotherhood and Abul Ala Maududi's Jamaat-e-Islami Hizbi Islami seek to emulate the Ikhwan militia of Saudi Arabia and replace the various tribal factions of Afghanistan with one unified Islamic state. This puts them at odds with the more tribe-oriented Taliban. - Source: Wikipedia

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