UAE Blasts U.S. over State Department Human Rights Report

(Daily Beast) Eli Lake - The State Department's annual human rights report discussed the failed efforts of Islamists to form a political party inside the UAE, making it appear that the founder of the Ummah Party, Hassan al-Diqqi, is just a regular democratic organizer. On Monday the emirates issued a rare public response asking why the report never acknowledged that al-Diqqi was the leader of a jihadist militia in Syria. More recently, another senior member of the Ummah Party, Abdul Rahman Omeir al-Naimi, was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a financier of al-Qaeda.

2014-03-11 00:00:00

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