Homeland Security Today on 23rd February reported that Canada has listed Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASAM) as a terrorist entity under its Criminal Code – there are now 55 terrorist entities listed under the Code.  HASAM portrays itself as a nationalist movement attempting to overthrow the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and has generally targeted the Egyptian security apparatus, using methods such as assassinations, attacks on convoys and the detonation of IED.  HASAM does not have a known connection to Canada but its assists security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies by helping to facilitate the prosecution of perpetrators and supporters of terrorism, and plays a key role in countering terrorist financing.  It also helps obstruct assistance from sympathisers in Canada by criminalising certain support activities including those related to terrorist travel and recruitment.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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