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.
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