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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 31, 2002
Question Taken at Daily Press Briefing of January 31

Jamaat ul-Fuqra Designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization?


Question: The group headed by Shaykh Gilani used to be designated by the State Department as a terrorist group but it was taken off the list. Why?

Answer:  Jamaat ul-Fuqra has never been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. It was included in several recent annual terrorism reports under "other terrorist groups," i.e., groups that had carried out acts of terrorism but that were not formally designated by the Secretary of State. However, because of the group's inactivity during 2000, it was not included in the most recent terrorism report covering that calendar year.


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Released on January 31, 2002

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