New Zealands list of Terrorist Organisations

New Zealand has a law (the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002) which allows us to designate organisations as Terrorist Organisations.

Here is the list of Terror Organisations so designated by Helen Clark's government since passing this law.

Thats right, none are listed, oh there are plenty of individuals (Excel file) but surprisingly neither Ahmed Zaoui or Rayed Mohammed Abdullah are listed.

Contrast this with Australia and Canada ;

Australia:

Abu Sayyaf Group

Al Qa'ida

Al-Zarqawi

Ansar Al-Islam

Armed Islamic Group

Asbat al-Ansar

Egyptian Islamic Jihad

Hamas's Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades

Hizballah External Security Organisation

Islamic Army of Aden

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

Jaish-i-Mohammed

Jamiat ul-Ansar (formerly known as Harakat Ul-Mujahideen)

Jemaah Islamiyah

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Lashkar I Jhangvi

Lashkar-e-Tayyiba

Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Salafist Group for Call and Combat

Canada:

Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)

Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)

Al Jihad (AJ)

Al Qaida

Al‑Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade (AAMB)

Al‑Gama’a al‑Islamiyya (AGAI)

Al‑Ittihad Al‑Islam (AIAI)

Ansar al‑Islam (AI)

Armed Islamic Group (GIA)

Asbat Al‑Ansar ("The League of Partisans")

Aum Shinrikyo

Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC)

Babbar Khalsa (BK)

Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN)

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA)

Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Hamas (Harakat Al‑Muqawama Al‑Islamiya) ("Islamic Resistance Movement")

Harakat ul‑Mudjahidin (HuM)

Hizballah

International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

Islamic Army of Aden (IAA)

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)

Jaish‑e‑Mohammed (JeM)

Jemaah Islamiyyah (JI)

Kahane Chai (KACH)

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Lashkar‑e‑Jhangvi (LJ)

Lashkar‑e‑Tayyiba (LeT)

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Mujahedin e Khalq (MEK)

Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine ‑ General Command (PFLP‑GC)

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)

Sendero Luminoso (SL)

Vanguards of Conquest (VOC)

I have no real option other than to agree with Murray McCully that;

[quote]Has it crossed the Prime Minister’s mind that when Australia has used its post – September 11 anti-terrorist legislation to designate 88 separate terrorists or terrorist organisations, Canada has designated over 50, and the New Zealand Prime Minister has designated precisely none, she may just be giving the impression that New Zealand is a soft touch on matters of national security; if not, why not?[/quote]

 


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