NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING

QDi.156
ABD-AL-MAJID AZIZ AL-ZINDANI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 July 2009
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
10 June 2013
Reason for listing: 

Abd-al-Majid Aziz al-Zindani was listed on 27 February 2004 paragraphs 1 and 16 of resolution 1526 (2004) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf, or in support of”, “recruiting for” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004).

Additional information: 

Abd-al-Majid Aziz al-Zindani has provided direct support for terrorism, including support for listed individuals and entities including Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (QDe.129).

Mr. al-Zindani had a role in providing advice and views to Usama bin Laden (deceased) and others during the formation of Al-Qaida in the period 1993 to 1998. Subsequently, he actively recruited for Al-Qaida’s operations. Further, he has continued to provide support to Al-Qaida, in particular Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, including through his public statements and role as a highly influential Yemeni cleric.