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Tuesday, 11th December 2018

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... but omit their terrorists of choice

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


Last Saturday the United Arab Emirates blacklisted 82 separate organisations, including Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State (ISIS) as terror groups in line with Federal legislation denouncing terrorism.

The list, which was published by the state-run WAM news agency, includes the Muslim Brotherhood’s local and regional affiliates, as well as Al-Qaeda-linked groups operating in different parts of the region.

However the blacklist appears far short of complete and does not include Hamas, nor does it include a particularly vicious offshoot of Al Queda by the name of Khorosan, which operates out of northern Syria.

Shiite militant groups figure prominently in the list, including the Gulf States' version of Hezbollah and fighters using the same Hezbollah name in Iraq. But Lebanon’s original Iranian-backed Hezbollah group is not mentioned. 

Several groups are fighting against each other in the Syrian/Iraq conflict and Islamist groups in Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Pakistan, Nigeria’s Boko Haram as well as Afghanistan's Taliban account for the bulk of the list.

In late August, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan enacted Federal law No.7, which mandated the list to be published and circulated by the media to increase “transparency and awareness” of terrorist threats.

Curiously, the move follows a similar step taken by Saudi Arabia in March this year but that list is also very selective and also very incomplete as the Saudis are the originators of Al Queda themselves and are currently financing Al Queda offshoots. Hmmmm.

What appears to be happening is that Arab States are blacklisting those who are fighting against those they support, thereby appearing to the West that they are hostile to terrorism in general. 

A cunning approach that has the CIA, who is funding the Syrian rebels, scratching their heads as to who exactly they should be shooting. 

What is most alarming is the sheer number of fragmented groups that are each determined to form separate caliphates while at the same time slaughtering each other in the process of trying to gain ascendancy. 

The groups that can commit the worst atrocities are warm favourites to form an eventual ISIL caliphate. What a mess!

The only tyrant who was able to keep these murderous Islamic mobs under control was Humpty Dumpty, Saddam Hussein. But unfortunately he had a great fall from an American set of gallows where he lost his head and now they wish they could put him back together again.

The Emirates’ list here is missing about 35 known terrorist groups and the question of suspicion that must be asked is, WHY? 

1- UAE’s Muslim Brotherhood called Al-Islah
2- UAE terrorist cells
3- Karama organisation
4- Uma Parties in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula
5- Al-Qaeda
6- Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
7- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
8- Yemen’s Ansar al-Sharia
9- Muslim Brotherhood, both the organisation and movement
10- Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyya in Egypt
11- Bait al-Maqdis group in Egypt
12- Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt group) 
13- Majlis Shura Al-Mujahedin Fi Aknaf Bayt Al-Maqdis (Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, or MSC)
14- Yemen’s Houthi movement
15- Hezbollah party in Saudi Arabia’s Hijaz
16- Hezbollah in the Gulf region
17- Al-Qaeda in Iran
18- Badr organisation in Iraq
19- Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, also known as the Khazali Network in Iraq
20- Fath al-Islam in Lebanon
21- Osbat Al-Ansar or Asbat an-Ansar (League of the Partisans) in Lebanon
22- Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
23- Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya
24- Ansar Al-Sharia in Tunisia
25- Al-Shabab in Somalia
26- Boko Haram in Nigeria
27- Al-Murabitoon brigade in Mali
28- Ansar Al-Din movement in Mali
29- Haqani network in Pakistan
30- Lashkar Taiba in Pakistan
31- Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement headquartered in Pakistan
32- Mohammed Army in Pakistan
33- Mohammed Army in India
34- Indian mujahideen in India/Kashmir
35- The Caucasus Emirate by Chechen militants
36- Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) 
37- Abu Sayyaf Islamist group in the Philippines
38- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
39- Alleanza Islamic d'Italia or Islamic Alliance in Italy
40- Islamic Association in Finland
41- Islamic Association in Norway
42- Islamic Relief Organisation in the UK
43- The Cordoba Foundation in Britain
44- International Islamic Relief Organization belonging to the international Muslim Brotherhood
45- Taliban movement in Pakistan
46- Abu Thur al-Fiqari battalion in Syria
47- Al-Tawheed and Iman battalion in Syria
48- The Green Battalion or Al-Khadraa battalion in Syria
49- Al-Tawhid Brigade in Syria
50- Abu Bakr brigade in Syria
51- Talha bin Ubaidallah in Syria
52- Al-Sarim Al-Batar brigade in Syria
53- Abdullah bin Mubarak brigade in Syria
54- Convoys of Martyrs brigade in Syria
55- Abu Omar brigade in Syria
56- Ahrar Shumar or Free Shumars brigade in Syria
57- Hezbollah brigades in Iraq
58- Brigade of Abu Al-Fadl al-Abbas in Syria
59- Brigades of Al-Yom Al-Mawood (Destined Day in Iraq)
60- Battalion of Omar bin Yasir in Syria
61- Ansar Al-Islam group in Iraq
62- Nusra Front in Syira
63- Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham Al Islami (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) in Syria
64- Jaish Al-Islam (Islam Army) in Palestine
65- Abdullah Azzam Brigades
66- Kanvaz in Belgrade, Serbia
67- The Muslim American Society (MAS)
68- Union of Muslim Scholars
69- Union of Islamic Organisations in Europe
70- Union of Islamic Organisations of France
71- Muslim Association of Britain (MAB)
72- Islamic Society of Germany
73- Islamic Society in Denmark
74- Islamic Society in Belgium
75- Sariyat Al-Jabal brigade in Syria
76- Al-Shahbaa brigade in Syria
77- Al-Qa’Qaa’ in Syria
78- Sufian Al-Thawri (Revolutionary Sufian brigade) in Syria
79- Abdulraham brigade in Syria
80- Omar bin Al-Khatab brigade in Syria
81- Al-Shayma brigade in Syria
82- Al-Haq brigade in Syria

Phew, that's a bit of a worry for the West when you consider it is only what the UAE considers competition or personae non gratae. 

The Saudis have a different list altogether.


My view is that the only reason they named any terrorist organisations is that they've been told to do it. The US, I read, is almost self sufficient in oil, so they hold some sway over those who still want to sell them oil. There could be no other reason, because the saudis are up to their ears in the whole terrorist 'thing'.

Shame and name and SFA else.

they missed the peoples front of judea or was it the judean peoples front????

The way things are going, and that list being incomplete, soon every raghead will be able to have their very own caliphate, and that should stop these petty squabbles don't you think.

Here comes another temple of hatred: "More than $3 million has been raised for a new mosque in Padstow, in Sydney’s southwest, despite no development application being submitted to Bankstown Council.

The United Muslims of Australia held a fundraising event on November 2 for the proposed mosque which they want to build at an industrial site on Enterprise Ave.

The organisation says 'a record breaking fundraising milestone of $3.25 million' has been reached."

The Western Governments should just pull out and then the bastards will kill each other. A further suggestion would be to send plubbersuck, shy and prune face to negotiate a peace proposal just after they visit West Africa to check on this Ebola crisis.

"....The Americans dropped the equivalent of five Hiroshimas on rural Cambodia during 1969-73. They levelled village after village, returning to bomb the rubble and corpses. The craters left monstrous necklaces of carnage, still visible from the air. The terror was unimaginable. A former Khmer Rouge official described how the survivors “froze up and they would wander around mute for three or four days. Terrified and half-crazy, the people were ready to believe what they were told… That was what made it so easy for the Khmer Rouge to win the people over.”

A Finnish Government Commission of Enquiry estimated that 600,000 Cambodians died in the ensuing civil war and described the bombing as the “first stage in a decade of genocide”. What Nixon and Kissinger began, Pol Pot, their beneficiary, completed. Under their bombs, the Khmer Rouge grew to a formidable army of 200,000.

ISIS has a similar past and present. By most scholarly measure, Bush and Blair’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of some 700,000 people – in a country that had no history of jihadism. The Kurds had done territorial and political deals; Sunni and Shia had class and sectarian differences, but they were at peace; intermarriage was common. Three years before the invasion, I drove the length of Iraq without fear. On the way I met people proud, above all, to be Iraqis, the heirs of a civilization that seemed, for them, a presence....."

More info on ISIS you won't find in the MSM.

SOURCE: Strategic Culture Foundation

also: 4thmedia

the real SyrianFreePress.NETwork at


and have a big black dog shoved up their collective freckles, as long as the dog is in a bad mood

It's all too busy for me, so I reckon they should all go and get well and truly fucked

I'm so glad that they listed C.A.I.R in the United States.They are relentless masters of taqiyya.Pamela Geller must be doing cartwheels.

Billy B - the senate keeps blocking budget savings.

My only thoughts to the PM's lack of forward motion are a combination of the monstrous senate and the 'holy shit, what do we do now' feeling after the victory that happens after an opposition gets in. I suspect that Tony doesn't want to be Whitlamesque and try to do everything at once.

Well, at least it is a start. It probably has happened under a boycott threat to UAE and Saudi Arabia by the US. The US once needed oil from the region. Today, the US is self-sufficient when it comes to its energy needs, and even if the worst happened and it lost that source of oil from Arabia, the US has the world's largest known oil reserve in Alaska, on Gull Island, which has been kept dormant since its discovery in the 1970s and could rely on that.

Wow 83. I guess they all hate one another and want to do horrific atrocities to each other. Well maybe that will keep them occupied for a while.

83- Saudi royal family

I am a Victorian voter, applied for a postal vote 10 days ago, nothing to date. Rang the Victorian branch of the AEC spoke to an an Indian person Lashmee (hope that's right) asked when my application to lodge a vote will bed posted. After 20 minutes holding she told me"I can't find your application", I said "Look again", she came back and said "Oh yes, I have found it". to which I replied "There, that wasn't so hard was it?" . Evidently it may be here at the end of the week, or a little later. My husband and I could vote in person, then unlawfully vote again by postal vote when it comes. You are fined if you don't vote, but what a stuff up. Anyone else had this problem?

Ahh..... The good old House of Saud . Where would we be without them ?

Let the bastards keep killing each other until there is only one left and put him in a zoo as an endangered species,

83. crISIS