The UAE list of terrorist organizations is branched and includes personalities and entities from several countries, including Lebanon, Yemen, India, Iraq, Syria and other countries.
The UAE's listing of these organizations and entities on the list of terrorism comes within the framework of the state's keenness to dismantle networks associated with the financing of terrorism and the activities associated with it.
Jassim Mohammed, head of the European Center for Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Studies, believes that the Emirati decision was based on legal and judicial studies.
The UAE continues its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
The decision issued by the Board of Supervisory Authorities called for “following up and limiting any individuals or entities affiliated with or associated with any financial, commercial or technical relationship, and to take the necessary measures according to the laws in force in the country in less than 24 hours.”
In January 2021, the UAE renewed its commitment to eliminating terrorism, including when it was elected as a member of the Security Council for the period 2022-2023, stressing the need to strengthen international efforts to combat and eliminate terrorism.
This came in the written statement submitted by the UAE to the Security Council, during the high-level open debate held by the Council, chaired by Tunisia, on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, with a focus on strengthening international cooperation to combat terrorism 20 years after the adoption of the resolution No. 1373 "2001".
The statement stressed that dangerous terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram remain active, noting that some of these groups "still possess global networks, which poses a threat to collective security."
The statement also indicated that the threat intensified as terrorists managed to obtain advanced weapons and exploit new technology to "spread their lies, recruit fighters and raise funds," according to the Emirates News Agency, WAM.
The UAE reviewed its efforts to combat terrorism in the Middle East and beyond, in cooperation with regional and international partners, including through the state's participation in ad hoc alliances and military operations to defeat terrorist groups.
She also touched on her strategies that focus on stopping the flow of funds and fighters, in addition to countering extremism and promoting tolerance, peaceful coexistence and interfaith dialogue at all levels of society, noting her work with partners and the United Nations system to enable women and youth to assume leadership roles in combating extremism.