Islamist group rejects UAE terrorism designation

November 17, 2014 9:36 AM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A group of Islamist scholars led by an influential Qatar-based cleric expressed "astonishment" on Monday that their organization had being designated a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The International Union of Muslim Scholars urged the UAE to remove it from a list of 85 banned groups that the country, one of several Gulf Arab states that view political Islam as a security threat, had named on Saturday.

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