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Designated Terrorist Organizations - UAE

On 15 November 2014 the UAE Cabinet approved a list of designated terrorist organisations and groups in implementation of Federal Law No. 7 for 2014 on combating terrorist crimes, issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Cabinet's own resolution on the designation of terrorist organisations that provided for the publication of the lists in the media for the purposes of transparency and to raise awareness in society about these organisations.

On 18 November 2014 the US State Department has confirmed it does not consider two prominent Muslim American groups as terrorist organizations, after they turned up on a terror list issued by the United Arab Emirates. A State Department spokesman said officials are following up on the designation made by the UAE.

The UAE named the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based group known as CAIR, as well as the Muslim American Society, on a list of more than 80 movements that also included al-Qaida, Islamic State, the Muslim Brotherhood and Boko Haram.

Their inclusion drew swift protests from the American groups. CAIR put out a statement that said it is seeking clarification on its "shocking and bizarre" inclusion on the list, while the Muslim American Society said it has "no dealings with the United Arab Emirates" and is "perplexed by this news."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was founded in 1994 by three leaders of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), a Hamas front in the United States at the time. According to its charter (article 2), Hamas is the branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza. Evidence in the 2007 trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development linked CAIR leaders to Hamas. CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF case. The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders were convicted by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The sentences ranged from 15 years to 65 years in prison.

Since the summer of 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has had in place policy for its field offices that was intended to significantly restrict non-investigative interactions with CAIR to "ensure that the FBI is not supporting individuals who support extremist or terrorist ideologies". In April 2009, the FBI Office of Congressional Affairs wrote in response to questions from members of Congress that "until we can resolve whether there continues to be a relationship between CAIR or its executives with HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner."

In April 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder decided not to prosecute the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), its co-founder Omar Ahmad, and other named unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas terror finance case, United States v. Holy Land Foundation. The other unindicted co-conspirators include the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust.

The following is the list of  organisations designated as terrorist that has been approved by the Cabinet:
 
:: The UAE Muslim Brotherhood.
::  Al-Islah (or Da'wat Al-Islah). 
:: Fatah al-Islam (Lebanon).
::  Associazione Musulmani Italiani (Association of Italian Muslims).
:: Khalaya Al-Jihad Al-Emirati (Emirati Jihadist Cells).
:: Osbat al-Ansar (the League of the Followers) in Lebanon. 
:: The Finnish Islamic Association (Suomen Islam-seurakunta).
:: Alkarama organisation.
:: Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb  (AQIM or Tanzim al-Qa idah fi Bilad al-Maghrib al-Islami).
:: The Muslim Association of Sweden (Sveriges muslimska forbund, SMF)
:: Hizb al-Ummah (The Ommah Party or Nation's Party) in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
:: Ansar al-Sharia in Libya (ASL, Partisans of Islamic Law).
:: Det Islamske Forbundet i Norge (Islamic Association in Norway).
:: Al-Qaeda.
::  Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST, Partisans of Sharia) in Tunisia.
:: Islamic Relief UK.
:: Dae'sh (ISIL).
:: Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HSM) in Somalia ( Mujahideen Youth Movement)
:: The Cordoba Foundation (TCF) in Britian.
:: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
:: Boko Haraam ( Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad) in Nigeria. 
::  Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) of the  Global Muslim Brotherhood.
:: Jama'at Ansar al-Shari'a (Partisans of Sharia) in Yemen. 
:: Al-Mourabitoun (The Sentinels) group in Mali.
:: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (Taliban Movement of Pakistan).
::  The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organisation and groups. 
:: Ansar al-Dine (Defenders of the faith) movement in Mali.
::  Abu Dhar al-Ghifari Battalion in Syria.
:: Jama'a Islamia in Egypt (AKA al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya, The Islamic Group, IG). 
:: The Haqqani Network in Pakistan. 
:: Al-Tawheed Brigade (Brigade of Unity, or Monotheism) in Syria. 
:: Ansar Bait al-Maqdis (ABM, Supporters of the Holy House or Jerusalem) and now rebranded as Wilayat Sinai (Province or state in the Sinai).
:: Lashkar-e-Taiba (Soldiers, or Army of the Pure, or of the Righteous).
:: Al-Tawhid wal-Eman battalion (Battalion of Unity, or Monotheism, and Faith) in Syria.
::  Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) group.
:: The East Turkistan Islamic Movement in Pakistan (ETIM), AKA the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), Turkistan Islamic Movement (TIM).
:: Katibat al-Khadra in Syria (The Green Battalion). 
::  Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen Fi Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis (the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, or MSC).
:: Jaish-e-Mohammed (The Army of Muhammad).
:: Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Brigade in Syria. 
:: The Houthi Movement in Yemen. 
::  Jaish-e-Mohammed (The Army of Muhammad) in Pakistan and India.
:: Talha Ibn 'Ubaid-Allah Compnay in Syria.
:: Hezbollah al-Hijaz in Saudi Arabia.
:: Al Mujahideen Al Honoud in Kashmor/ India (The Indian Mujahideen, IM).
:: Al Sarim Al Battar Brigade in Syria.
:: Hezbollah in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
::  Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (Caucasus Emirate or Kavkaz and Chechen jidadists).
:: The Abdullah bin Mubarak Brigade in Syria. 
:: Al-Qaeda in Iran. 
:: The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
:: Qawafil al-Shuhada (Caravans of the Martyrs).
:: The Badr Organisation in Iraq.
:: Abu Sayyaf Organisation in the Philippines.
:: Abu Omar Brigade in Syria.
:: Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq in Iraq (The Leagues of the Righteous).
:: Council on American-Islamic Relations  (CAIR) 
:: Ahrar Shammar Brigade in Syria (Brigade of the free men of the Shammar Tribe).
:: Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq. 
:: CANVAS organisation in Belgrade, Serbia. 
:: The Sarya al-Jabal Brigade in Syria.
:: Liwa Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas in Syria.
:: The Muslim American Society (MAS).
:: Al Shahba' Brigade in Syria.
:: Liwa al-Youm al-Maw'oud in Iraq (Brigade of Judgment Day).
:: International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS).
:: Al Ka'kaa' Brigade in Syria. 
:: Liwa Ammar bin Yasser (Ammar bin Yasser Brigade).
::  Ansar al-Islam in Iraq.
:: Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe.
:: Sufyan Al Thawri Brigade.
:: Ansar al-Islam Group in Iraq (Partisans of Islam).
:: Union of Islamic Organisations of France (L'Union des Organisations Islamiques de France, UOIF).  
:: Ebad ar-Rahman Brigade (Brigade of Soldiers of Allah) in Syria.
:: Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) in Syria. 
:: Muslim Association of Britain (MAB).
:: Omar Ibn al-Khattab Battalion in Syria.
:: Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham Al Islami (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant).
:: Islamic Society of Germany (Islamische Gemeinschaft Deutschland).
:: Al-Shayma' Battaltion in Syria.
:: Jaysh al-Islam in Palestine (The Army of Islam in Palestine)
:: The Islamic Society in Denmark (Det Islamiske Trossamfund, DIT).
:: Katibat al-Haqq (Brigade of the Righteous).
:  The Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
::  The League of Muslims in Belgium (La Ligue des Musulmans de Belgique, LMB)



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