Canada lists Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade as terrorist group

04.04.03

The CJC is reporting that the Canadian government has finally listed the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade as a terrorist organization: (link not yet active)

Hon. Wayne Easter (Solicitor General of Canada, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise today to advise the House that the government has listed seven more entities pursuant to the Criminal Code and under the Anti-terrorism Act.

The newly listed entities are as follows: Jemaah Islamiah; Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; Basque Homeland and Liberty; Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade; Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia; United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia; and National Liberation Army.

This listing is a public confirmation that these entities are engaged in terrorist activity. The consequences are severe, not only for terrorists but for those who support them. It is now a crime to knowingly participate in, contribute to, or facilitate the activities of these entities. Any person or group that is listed may have its assets seized and forfeited. Those who deal with the property or finances of these entities are subject to severe penalties, including up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, as most of you know, is the “militant” wing of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement.

Update: Here’s a link to the story.

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