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Two Islamic terrorist groups added to Canada’s blacklist

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced on December 28, 2016 that the Government of Canada has listed Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM) as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

According to the official statement:

  • AQIS is affiliated with Al Qaida and has claimed responsibility for the September 6, 2014 attempt to hijack Pakistan Naval Ship Zulfiqar; the October 31, 2015 attacks on two publishers in Dhaka, Bangladesh; and several assassinations.
  • The IM’s stated goal is to carry out terrorist actions against non-Muslims for their oppression of Muslims. The group’s primary method of attack is multiple coordinated bombings in crowded areas against economic and civilian targets to maximize terror and casualties. It has also organized training in Pakistan with militant Islamist groups such as Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a listed entity under the Criminal Code.

There are currently 53 terrorist entities listed under the Criminal Code including a a long list of Islamic Shiite and Sunni organizations around the world:

  • Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB) – Egypt
  • Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) – Middle East [Note: The organization ceased to exist]
  • Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) – Philippines
  • Al-Murabitoun – Mali
  • Al-Muwaqi’un Bil Dima – North Africa
  • Al Qaida – Afghanistan, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq
  • Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) – Saudi Arabia, Yemen
  • Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – North Africa
  • Al Shabaab – Somalia
  • Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade (AAMB) – Palestine
  • Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya (AGAI) – Egypt
  • Ansar al-Islam (AI) – Iraq
  • Armed Islamic Group (GIA) – Algeria
  • Asbat Al-Ansar (AAA) (The League of Partisans) – Lebanon
  • Boko Haram – Nigeria
  • Caucasus Emirate – North Caucasus republics
  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar – Afghanistan
  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Faction of the Hezb-e Islami, Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) – Afghanistan
  • Hamas (Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamiya) (Islamic Resistance Movement) – Palestine
  • Haqqani Network – Afghanistan
  • Harakat ul-Mudjahidin (HuM) – Pakistan
  • Hizballah – Lebanon
  • International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy – Canada
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) – Uzbekistan
  • Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Qods Force – Iran
  • Islamic State – Syria, Iraq
  • Islamic State – Sinai Province (ISSP) – Egypt
  • Jabhat Al-Nusra – Syria
  • Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) – Pakistan
  • Jaysh Al-Muhajirin Wal-Ansar (JMA) – Syria
  • Jemaah Islamiyyah (JI) – Egypt
  • Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) – Pakistan
  • Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) – Kashmir and Jammu
  • Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa – Mali
  • Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) – Palestine
  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) – Palestine
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC) – Palestine
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) [Note: great majority of its operatives are Muslims] – Palestine
  • Taliban – Afghanistan
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – Pakistan

  • Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) – India, Bangladesh

  • Indian Mujahideen (IM) – India
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