Based upon a review of the administrative record assembled in this matter, and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I have concluded that there is a sufficient factual basis to find that the Islamic Jihad Group is now known as Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a.k.a. Islomiy Jihod Ittihodi, and that the relevant circumstances described in Section 219(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (the “INA”) (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(1)), and in Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as amended (“E.O. 13224”), still exist with respect to that organization.
Therefore, I hereby further amend the designation of that organization as a foreign terrorist organization, pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(B) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(B)), and further amend the 2005 designation of that organization pursuant to Section 1(b) of E.O. 13224, to include the following new names: Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a.k.a Islomiy Jihod Ittihodi, a.k.a. Ittihad al-Jihad al-Islami.
Consistent with the determination in section 10 of E.O. 13224 that “prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,” I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order.Start Signature
Dated: April 29, 2008.
Secretary of State, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E8-11772 Filed 5-23-08; 8:45 am]
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