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Press Statement
Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 6, 2001

Designation of 39 Organizations on the USA PATRIOT Act's "Terrorist Exclusion List"

To further protect the safety of the United States and its citizens, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in consultation with the Attorney General, on December 5 designated 39 groups as Terrorist Exclusion List (TEL) organizations under section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the new USA PATRIOT Act. By designating these groups, the Secretary has strengthened the United States’ ability to exclude supporters of terrorism from the country or to deport them if they are found within our borders.

The campaign against terrorism will be a long one, using all the tools of statecraft. We are taking a methodical approach to all aspects of the campaign to eliminate terrorism as a threat to our way of life. This round of Terrorist Exclusion List designations is by no means the last. We will continue to expand the list as we identify and confirm additional entities that provide support to terrorists.

 Terrorist Exclusion List Designees: December 5, 2001

  • Al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI)
  • Al-Wafa al-Igatha al-Islamia
  • Asbat al-Ansar
  • Darkazanli Company
  • Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)
  • Islamic Army of Aden
  • Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
  • Makhtab al-Khidmat
  • Al-Hamati Sweets Bakeries
  • Al-Nur Honey Center
  • Al-Rashid Trust
  • Al-Shifa Honey Press for Industry and Commerce
  • Jaysh-e-Mohammed
  • Jamiat al-Ta’awun al-Islamiyya
  • Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB)
  • Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR) – AKA: Interahamwe, Former Armed Forces (EX-FAR)
  • First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) – AKA: Grupo de Resistencia Anti-Fascista Premero De Octubre
  • Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT) – AKA: Army of the Righteous
  • Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) – AKA: Continuity Army Council
  • Orange Volunteers (OV)
  • Red Hand Defenders (RHD)
  • New People’s Army (NPA)
  • People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD)
  • Revolutionary United Front (RUF)
  • Al-Ma’unah
  • Jayshullah
  • Black Star
  • Anarchist Faction for Overthrow
  • Red Brigades-Combatant Communist Party (BR-PCC)
  • Revolutionary Proletarian Nucleus
  • Turkish Hizballah
  • Jerusalem Warriors
  • Islamic Renewal and Reform Organization
  • The Pentagon Gang
  • Japanese Red Army (JRA)
  • Jamiat ul-Mujahideen (JUM)
  • Harakat ul Jihad i Islami (HUJI)
  • The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)
  • The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)

Released on December 6, 2001

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