Qatar-based Muslim group decides to sue over its placement in ‘terrorism list’

Qatar-based Muslim group decides to sue over its placement in ‘terrorism list’

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By QLNews

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been bringing out ‘terrorism lists’ which includes prominent Qatari charities and private individuals from the country.

Understandably, many of the names placed on the list have been done so arbitrarily and without any basis in truth.

A leading Qatar-based Muslim organisation placed on the ‘terrorism list’ has decided to push back by taking legal action to clear its name, reported Gulf Times.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) said it was preparing to pursue legal action in both Europe and the USA, claiming its reputation had been harmed due to the listing by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.
“The IUMS reserves the right to pursue all legal avenues to protect its reputation and global standing. A legal request will be submitted to the responsible authorities in the US and Europe to file legal claims to restore and compensate for the harm they inflicted on us. They’ve damaged our reputation,” said the IUMS in a statement, according to The Penninsula

The terror list was not recognised by the United Nations and the accusations against IUMS are baseless and utterly false.

The step of listing the organisation was an attempt to undermine the religious leadership of an organisation that represents 90,000 Muslim theologians and hundreds of millions of Muslims, for the sake of a political agenda. 

IUMS has stood as a bulwark against terrorism and extremism and it stands for the establishment of freedom, justice and equality around the world, said the statement on its website.. 

“We work for the betterment of all humanity, promoting equality, justice and peace in an increasingly troubled world,” said Professor Ali Al Qaradaghi, who is also the secretary general of IUMS. 

Al Qaradaghi said: “We at IUMS aren’t subjected by the desires of any ruler and we don’t align ourselves with the agenda of any specific country.” 

He added: “I can assure you that we the Ummah have had enough with extremist groups. We’ve had enough with those individuals who see themselves higher and more righteous than others. We’ve had enough with the scholars who’re driven by the desires of their political rulers.”

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