Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage
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The Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (Arabic: ﺟﻤﻌﻴﺔ اﺣﻴﺎء اﻟﺘﺮاث اﻻﺳﻼﻣﻲ; Jamiat Ihya at-Turath al-Islami) (RIHS) is a long-established Kuwait-based NGO with branches in a number of countries.
Connection to terrorism
The branches in Pakistan and Afghanistan allegedly became corrupted by members of al-Qaeda; those two branches, plus two of their personnel, plus the so-called Afghan Support Committee which they ran, were therefore embargoed on 9 January 2002 by the United States and two days later by the United Nations Security Council Committee 1267. The government of Russia has banned RIHS from operating anywhere in Russia and has deemed the society to be a terrorist organisation.
The United States has the organization listed on the OFAC SDN list (as Administration of the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society Committee), thus prohibiting U.S. citizens and permanent residents from doing business with the organization.
Guantanamo captives whose continued detention was justified through connection to RIHS
The continued detention of several Guantanamo captives has been justified, in part, through their association with the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society.
|Mohammed Fenaitel Mohamed Al Daihani||
“an official society from the Kuwaiti government”, and that more than a third of all Kuwaitis donated to it.
|Salim Mahmoud Adem Mohammed Bani Amir||
|Sami Mohy El Din Muhammed Al Hajj||
|Hammad Ali Amno Gadallah||
- O'Neill Reports Progress Against Terrorist Financing United States State Department
- UN list of affiliates of al-Qaeda and the Taliban
- 'Terror' list out; Russia tags two Kuwaiti groups Arab Times
- Fact Sheet: The Continuing War on Terrorist Assets, US Treasury Office of Public Affairs, January 9, 2002
- Summary of Evidence memo (.pdf) from pages 25-26 of Mohammed Fenaitel Mohamed Al Daihani's Combatant Status Review Tribunal
- Summarized Transcripts (.pdf) from pages 12-23 of Mohammed Fenaitel Mohamed Al Daihani's Combatant Status Review Tribunal
- Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Salim Mahmoud Adem Mohammed Bani Amir's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 73-76
- Summarized transcript (.pdf), from Sami Mohy El Din Muhammed Al Hajj's Administrative Review Board hearing - page 121
- Summary of Evidence (.pdf) prepared for Hammad Ali Amno GadallahCombatant Status Review Tribunals - December 14, 2004 - page 46
- Guantanamo Bay Detainees Classifed as "No Longer Enemy Combatants", Washington Post