Help Jacinda update her list of terrorist groups: She only has twenty

To her credit, Jacinda Ardern this week updated the government’s list of terrorist groups by adding two groups to the list. The list seems to be missing quite a few terror groups and I am mystified as to why that might be. Perhaps in the comments, readers could mention the ones that have been missed out.

 Quote:

[…] An Indonesian-based group, Jamaah Anshrout Daulah (JAD) and a Philippines-based entity, Maute Group, are now designated terrorist entities under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Jacinda Ardern said.

“JAD and Maute Group have been responsible for planning and conducting violent terrorist acts against both government and civilian targets in Indonesia and the Philippines respectively. These attacks have resulted in targeted and indiscriminate killing of civilians, including foreigners.

“As a result of these designations, any assets the groups may have in New Zealand will be frozen. It will be a criminal offence to carry out property or financial transactions with them,” Ardern said.

[…] “New Zealand’s action in designating these groups supports international efforts to combat global terrorism,” she said.

The new designations takes the total number of terrorist entities recognised in New Zealand law up to 20.

End of quote:

The twenty recognised terrorist groups on the list are:

  1. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades an Islamic terror group based in Palestine
  2. Al-Shabaab an Islamic terror group based in East Africa
  3. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis an Islamic terror group based in Egypt
  4. Continuity Irish Republican Army an Irish republican paramilitary group based in Ireland
  5. Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional an armed communist group based in Colombia
  6. Euskadi Ta Askatasuna an armed leftist Basque nationalist and separatist organization based in France
  7. Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, a communist group based in Colombia
  8. Harakat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, an Islamic group based in both Pakistan and Bangladesh
  9. Indian Mujahideen, an Islamic group based in India
  10. Islamic Resistance, (Hamas) a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic group based in the Gaza strip
  11. Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas) Islamic military wing of the Palestinian Hamas organization.
  12. Jaish Al-Adl a Sunni-Islamic insurgent group based in Iran
  13. Jamaah Anshrout Daulah Islamic group based in Indonesia
  14. Maute Group an Islamic group based in the Philippines
  15. New People’s Army/Communist Party based in the Philippines
  16. Palestinian Islamic Jihad Islamic group financed by Syria based in Palestine
  17. Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan Communist group based in Turkey
  18. Real Irish Republican Army a republican paramilitary organisation based in Ireland
  19. Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front a communist group based in Turkey
  20. The Shining Path is the militant Communist Party based in Peru

After reading through the list you will have seen a pattern. Two ideologies dominate the terror groups: Islamism and communism. Also, you will notice that the Palestinians have more terror groups than any other country on the list.

I wonder where all the Christian, white supremacist and Nazi terror groups are? Could it be that they don’t exist?


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