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|Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:20 pm Post subject: Designation of Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
October 11, 2005
Designation of Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
As part of ongoing U.S. efforts against terrorism, the Department of State has designated the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under the Immigration and Nationality Act. This designation makes it illegal under U.S. law for persons in the United States or subject to U.S. jurisdiction knowingly to provide material support to the group; it blocks all funds in U.S. financial institutions in which the organization or its agent has an interest; and it provides a basis for the United States to deny visas to representatives and members of the organization.
The U.S. list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations now numbers 42.
The United States calls on governments across the world to take action, as have we, to isolate these terrorist organizations, to choke off their sources of financial support, and to prevent their membersí movement across international borders.
Released on October 11, 2005