UAE’s priorities: Pakistan’s Haqqani Network and LeT and Lebanon’s Hezbollah are terrorists but Pakistan’s ASWJ, LeJ are not!

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cabinet on Saturday announced the names of dozens of extremist groups that have been put on its list of terrorist organisations.

The list, which is in line with the anti-terror law issued by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in August, includes major terror groups such as Al Qaida, Daesh and the Muslim Brotherhood, and its regional and local affiliates, as well as smaller regional and international groups.

The law authorised the government to issue a list of groups designated by the UAE as terrorist organisations, which makes it a criminal offence for any individual or group that communicates with them, engage in their activities, or provide support by any means.

“Whoever seeks or communicates with a foreign state, terrorist organisation or with anyone who works for their interests, to commit any terrorist act, shall be punished with imprisonment for life while the death penalty will be imposed if the terrorist act has been carried out,” the law says.

The list includes the Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE, and its political arm, the now-banned Al Islah Association, whose members were tried and convicted last year on charges of an attempt to overthrow the government and destabilise the political system of the country.

Among the terror groups on the UAE list are Al Qaida and its affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, Daesh (the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), the International Organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Syrian-based Jabhat Al Nusra and its Ahrar Al Sham allies, the Nigerian-based Boko Haram, Al Houthis group in Yemen, Hezbollah’s affiliates in the Gulf, Iraqi militias such as Badr, Asaaeb Al Haq, Abul Fadhl Al Abbas, Pakistan Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The list includes:

1. Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE

2. Al Islah Society

3. Fatah Al Islam in Lebanon

4.  Islamic Association in Italy

5. UAE Jihad cells

6. Osbat Al Ansar in Lebanon

7.  Islamic Association in Finland

8. Al Karama Organisation

9. Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

10. Islamic Association in Sweden

11. The Islamic Association in Sweden

12. Ummah Parties in the Gulf region

13. Ansar Al Sharia (Supporters of Sharia Law) in Libya

14.  Islamic Association in Norway

15. Al Qaida Organisation

16. Ansar Al Sharia in Tunisia

17. Islamic Relief  Organisation  in London

18. Islamic State (Daesh)

19.  Mujahideen Youth Movement in Somalia

20. Cordoba Foundation in Britain

21. Al Qaida in the Arabian

22. Boko Haram in Nigeria

23. Islamic Relief  Organisation — an affiliate of the International Organisation of the Muslim

24. Ansar Al Sharia (Supporters of Sharia Law) in Yemen

25. Almoravids Battalion in Mali

26. Taliban Pakistan

27. Muslim Brotherhood Organisation and group

28. Ansar Al Deen (Defenders of the Faith )in Mali

29. Abu Thar Al Ghafari Brigade in Syria

30. Islamic Group in Egypt

31. Pakistan’s Haqqani network

32. Al Tawhid Brigade in Syria

33. Egyptian Ansar Jerusalem

34. Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba group

35. Tawhid and Faith Brigade in Syria

36. Ajnad  Misr (Egyptian Jihadist Group)

37. East Turkistan movement in Pakistan

38. Green Brigade in Syria

39. Mujahideen Shura Council

40. Aknaf Bait Al Maqdis (Defenders of Jerusalem)

41. The Army of Mohammad  in Pakistan

42. Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Brigade in Syria

43. Al Houthi Movement in Yemen

44. The Army of Mohammad  in Pakistan and India

45.  Talha Bin Obaidullah Brigade in Syria

46. Saudi Hezbollah Al Hejaz

47. Indian Mujahideen in India/Kashmir

48. Hezbollah in GCC countries

49. Al Sarim Al Battar Brigade

50. The Caucasus Emirate (Chechen Mujahideen)

51. Abdullah Ibn Mubarak Brigade

52. Al Qaida Organisation in Iran

53. Islamic Movement of

54. Syrian Martyrs Brigade

55. Badr Organisation in Iraq

56. Abu Sayyaf Group (Philippines)

57. Abu Omar Brigade

58.  Asa’ib Ahl Al Haq (League of the Righteous) in Iraq

59. Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair)

60. Ahrar Shammar Brigade in Syria

61. Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq

62. Kanvas organisation in Belgrade, Serbia

63. Sariyat Al Jabal Brigade in Syria

64. Abu Fadl Abbas Brigade Iraq

65. Muslim American Society (Mas)

66. Al Shahba Brigade in Syria

67. Al Youm Al Maoud Brigade in Iraq

68. Association of Muslim Scholars

69. Al Qa’qa’ Brigade in Syria

70. Omar Bin Yasser Brigade (Syria)

71. Union of Islamic Organisations of France

72. Sufian Al Thawri Brigade in Syria

73. Iraqi Ansar Al Islam Group

74. Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe

75. Ibad Al Rahman Brigade in Syria

76. Al Nusra Front in Syria

77. Islamic Association in Britain

78. Omar Ibn Al Khattab Brigade in Syria

79. Ahrar Al Sham Movement in Syria

80. Islamic Society of Germany

81. Al Shaima Brigade in Syria

82. Army of Islam in Palestine

83. Islamic Association in Denmark

84. Al Haq Brigade in Syria

85. Abdullah Azzam Brigades

86. Islamic Association in Belgium