Incomplete State Department Foreign Terrorist Organization List

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

Via Andy McCarthy, the State Department Foreign Terrorist Organization list is incomplete, and should include the Taliban.  It currently includes:

  1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
  2. Abu Sayyaf Group
  3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
  4. Al-Shabaab
  5. Ansar al-Islam
  6. Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
  7. Asbat al-Ansar
  8. Aum Shinrikyo
  9. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
  10. Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP/NPA)
  11. Continuity Irish Republican Army
  12. Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
  13. HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
  14. Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
  15. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
  16. Hizballah (Party of God)
  17. Islamic Jihad Group
  18. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
  19. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
  20. Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI)
  21. Kahane Chai (Kach)
  22. Kata’ib Hizballah
  23. Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK, KADEK)
  24. Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
  25. Lashkar i Jhangvi
  26. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
  27. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
  28. Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
  29. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
  30. National Liberation Army (ELN)
  31. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
  32. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
  33. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLF)
  34. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
  35. Tanzim Qa’idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) (al-Qaida in Iraq) (formerly Jama’at al-Tawhid wa’al-Jihad, JTJ, al-Zarqawi Network)
  36. al-Qa’ida
  37. al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  38. al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (formerly GSPC)
  39. Real IRA
  40. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
  41. Revolutionary Organization 17 November
  42. Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
  43. Revolutionary Struggle
  44. Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL)
  45. United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)

Yes, it should include the Tehrik-i-Taliban, the Afghan Taliban, Ansar al-Sunna (which is different than Ansar al-Islam), the Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (whom we have been fighting in Iraq for eight years now), and the Quds Force (if they called out the IRG there may be no reason to call Quds out separately).  In any case, this list is horribly incomplete.  The State Department is it’s own worst enemy, and the biggest impediment to taking them seriously.


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