ICBU: Abu Dhabi Continues to Support Terrorist and Extremist Groups in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia

Jul 10 2018
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ICBU: Abu Dhabi Continues to Support Terrorist and Extremist Groups in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU)  said that Abu Dhabi is continuing to support terrorist groups in the Middle East, North and East Africa and South Asian countries such as Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Eritrea, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The campaign confirmed that the UAE has paid more than $ 760 million between 2015 and 2017 distributed to armed terrorist movements and groups in Syria, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Egypt, Afghanistan and other organizations.


ICBU said the UAE financed a group of the state of Sinai with 31 million dollars, the Somali youth movement of 60 million dollars and the Islamic Army of Libya 42 million dollars. The armed groups in Pakistan have received more than $ 120 million, most notably the Pakistani Taliban, the Union of Mujahideen in Pakistan, a group loyal to al-Qaeda and members of the Haqqani group Afghanistan. As for Syria, the international campaign noted that the UAE had funded armed groups $ 500 million between 2011 and 2015.

The UAE finances terrorist groups in a number of areas of conflict in the Middle East and has provided combat groups in Libya. According to the CIA, the UAE was a financial and logistical support centre for the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, More than thousands in Yemen were killed over the past years as a result of raids by the UAE-Saudi alliance on neighbourhoods and civilian provinces. The various US diplomatic missions in the United Arab Emirates have confirmed earlier that Dubai is the centre for financing terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.


ICBU said that the international community, human rights institutions and UN institutions should intervene to stop human rights violations committed by the United Arab Emirates. ICBU also called on companies, banks and international institutions to boycott the UAE economically because they continue to violate human rights in Yemen and to put pressure on Abu Dhabi to respect human rights.

ICBU aims to isolate the UAE economically and politically because of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as the war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights. The UAE is a centre of modern slavery and today it is one of the leading countries in the field of human trafficking. UAE supports terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.