US State Department list of terrorist organizations: 19 out of top 25 are Islamic

As of March 27, 2002, here are the top 25 foreign terrorist organizations according to the U.S. State Department.

It is interesting to note that 19 out of the top 25 are Islamic groups - so much for a religion of peace? I have highlighted these Islamic murderers in bold.

It is also interesting to note that the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigrade, which is part of the Fatah, and therefore reports directly to Arafat is listed. For more information on Arafat and the Al-Aksa Brigades, see the Palestine page.

Foreign Terrorist Organizations
http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/
fs/2002/9014.htm

1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
2. Abu Sayyaf Group
3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (reports to Yasser Arafat)
4. Armed Islamic Group
5. 'Asbat al-Ansar
6. Aum Shinrikyo
7. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
8. Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
9. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
10. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
11. Hizballah (Party of God)
12. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
13. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
14. Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)
15. Kahane Chai (Kach)
16. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
17. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
18. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
19. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
20. National Liberation Army (ELN)
21. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
22. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
23. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
24. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
25. Al-Qaida





Posted by David Melle
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