Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Saturday, April 16, 2016

BAHRAIN DESIGNATES HEZBOLLAH A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION


The Kingdom of Bahrain, lining up with the actions of the other Gulf states, the GCC and the Arab League, has formally designated the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, as a terrorist organization. Bahrain also designated  68 other regional Islamist groups as terrorists, including Al-Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL.

Inasmuch as some of our readers may not be familiar with the minor terrorist organizations, and because I have not seen this published in the Western press, the complete list of the entities sanctioned by Bahrain follows, excluding those already named:

ANSAR AL-ISLAM/AL-QAEDA KURDISH BRIGADES
AL-QAEDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA
THE NUSRA FRONT
THE ABU SAYYAF ORGANIZATION
THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF UZBEKISTAN
MOHAMMAD'S ARMY
LASHKAR-E-TAIBA MOVEMENT
THE ANSAR LEAGUE
AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB
THE PAKISTANI TALIBAN
THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES
ANSAR AL-DIN
BOKO HARAM
ANSAR AL-SHARIA IN BENGHAZI
ANSAR AL-SHARIA IN DAMAH
AL-JAMAA AL-ISLAMIYA
LASHKAR-E-JHANGVI
THE ISLAMIC JIHAD MOVEMENT
THE ORGANIZATION OF JAMAAH ANSHARUT TAUHID
ANSAR AL-MUSLIMEEN IN SUDAN
AL-MOLATHAMOON BRIGADE
ANSAR AL-SHARIA IN TUNISIA
AL-MURABITOUN GROUP
ARMED ISLAMIC GROUP
THE PROTECTORS OF SALAFIST DAWA ORGANIZATION
THE EAST TURKESTAN ISLAMIC MOVEMENT
EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD MOVEMENT
EMIRATE OF THE CAUCASUS
GLOBAL RELIEF FOUNDATION
MOVEMENT OF SHAM AL-ISLAM
INDONESIAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY
ADEN-ABYAN ISLAMIC ARMY
ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE
ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE
ISLAMIC JIHAD ORGANIZATION UNITED WITH THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT
AHLU SUNNA FOR DAWA AND JUHAD GROUP
THE SOLDIERS OF THE CALIPHATE
ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP IN LIBYA
THE SERVICES' OFFICE
ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP IN MOROCCO
NETWORK OF MOHAMMED JAMAL
MUJAHIDIN INDONESIAN TIMUR
AL-TAWHID AND JAHAD GROUP IN WEST AFRICA
RAJAH SOLAIMAN MOVEMENT
REVIVAL OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE SOCIETY
BRIGADE OF RIYAD AL-SALIHEEN MARTYRS
THE FORCES OF THE ISLAMIC JIHAD
ARMY OF AL-MUHAJIREEN AND AL-ANSAR
ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP IN TUNISIA
ORGANIZATION OF RECONSTRUCTION OF THE UMMAH
ORGANIZATION OF FULFILLMENT OF HUMAN WORKS
THE ISLAMIC UNION
INTERNATIONAL AL-AKHTAR TRUST ORGANIZATION
AL-HARAMAIN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
AFGHAN SUPPORTING COMMITTEE
GROUP OF AL-MOWAQIOON BEDDAM
AL-FURQAN ORGANIZATION
AL-RASHID TRUST ORGANIZATION
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OF AL-IHSAN
ISLAMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
RABITA TRUST ORGANIZATION
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE OF THE TAIBA AGENCY
THE COALITION OF FEBRUARY 14 YOUTH
THE GROUP OF ASHTAR BRIGADES
POPULAR RESISTANCE BRIGADES

Some of the groups are obviously local branches of the same organization, and it is not known how many of these are regional "unofficial" names adopted from segments of major trans-national groups, to distinguish themselves from the mainstream ones. Also, remember, that these are transliterations into the Latin alphabet, from the original Arabic, and a number of variations of these names will certainly exist. Some of these groups may be very small, and others known only from their press releases, or Internet presence, but other represent a current clear and present danger, both in the Middle East, and increasingly, in the West.


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