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CAN Declares Hezb-e Ismali Gulbuddin Terr Group
« on: October 25, 2006, 07:01:28 »
Canada’s new government announces listing of Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) as a terrorist entity
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC)  news release, 24 Oct 06
http://www.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca/media/nr/2006/nr20061024-1-en.asp

Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Stockwell Day announced that yesterday Canada’s new government listed Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s faction of the Hezb-e Islami, Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), as a terrorist group pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.  The Government of Canada has determined that this entity knowingly engages in terrorist activity. This brings to 40 the number of listed entities under the Criminal Code.  “Canada’s new government is once again taking decisive action to protect Canadians from terrorism and to safeguard our nation’s security,” said Minister Day. “Listing Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin, which has joined forces with Al Qaida and the Taliban, is an important step in ensuring our safety and security in the global fight against terrorism,” he added.  HIG espouses a violent anti-Western ideology whose objective is the overthrow of the administration of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the elimination of all-Western influence in Afghanistan and the creation of a fundamentalist state. Since late 2002, Hekmatyar has joined forces with Al Qaida and the Taliban to form a violent anti-Western, anti-Afghan government alliance ....

Profile:  Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)
PSEPC web page, viewed 25 Oct 06
http://www.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca/prg/ns/le/cle-en.asp#hezb

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s faction of the Hezb-e Islami, Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), espouses an Islamist anti-Western ideology whose objectives are the overthrow of the administration of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the elimination of all Western influence in Afghanistan and the creation of an Islamist fundamentalist state. In furtherance of its objectives, HIG has formed an alliance with Al Qaida and the Taliban. On July 23, 2002, Al Qaida became a listed entity pursuant to section 83.05 of the Criminal Code and on May 24, 2005, HIG leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar became a listed entity pursuant to section 83.05 of the Criminal Code. HIG has a history of engaging in terrorist activities inside Afghanistan in order to achieve its goals, including killings, torture, kidnappings, attacking political targets, as well as targeting civilians, journalists, foreigners, and foreign aid workers.

Date listed
Oct.23, 2006


Afghan resistance faction that killed Canadians declared terrorist group
Canadian Press, 24 Oct 06
http://www.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=442ff92d-e39b-4d23-bc96-6a309a37a934&k=2462

An Afghan resistance faction responsible for the deaths of at least two Canadian soldiers and likely others has been officially declared a terrorist group under the Criminal Code of Canada.  Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day says Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin is the 40th organization to be designated a terrorist group under Canadian law.  The group, known as HIG, is headed by former Afghan prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar; it has long had ties to the Taliban and al-Qaida, and has kidnapped, tortured and killed civilians, journalists, foreigners, political leaders and aid workers ....


Group gets funds here to kill our troops
Day: Afghani Islamists banned by Ottawa as terrorists

Stewart Bell, National Post,  25 Oct 06
http://www.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=3c4d4c4f-d015-4b9a-b25c-db90ad2bbb4a

An armed Islamic group in Afghanistan that is blamed for attacks against Canadian soldiers has allegedly been raising money in Canada, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said yesterday.  Mr. Day told the National Post in an interview the government has evidence that Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin, which is allied with the Taliban and al-Qaeda, has received financial support from within Canada.  Evidence of a suspected fund-raising pipeline to the pro-Taliban faction was one of the reasons Cabinet ministers agreed on Monday to put the group on Canada's official list of terrorist organizations, Mr. Day said ....

 
Canada brands Afghan party a terrorist group
Reuters (UK), 24 Oct 06
http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2006-10-24T164627Z_01_N24199226_RTRIDST_0_CANADA-SECURITY-CANADA-GROUP-COL.XML&archived=False

Canada has officially branded the Hezb-i-Islami party headed by former Afghan prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as a terrorist organization, Public Security Minister Stockwell Day said on Tuesday.  The party is allied with Taliban militants. Hekmatyar, who was briefly prime minister in the 1990s, earlier this year pledged allegiance to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and is believed to be hiding in the border region with Pakistan.  "The government of Canada has determined that this entity knowingly engages in terrorist activity," Day said in a statement. Canada has 2,300 troops in southern Afghanistan battling the Taliban ....
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Re: CAN Declares Hezb-e Ismali Gulbuddin Terr Group
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 11:35:46 »
'bout damn time.
...time to cull the herd.