HANI AL-SAYYID AL-SEBAI YUSIF

QDi.198
HANI AL-SAYYID AL-SEBAI YUSIF
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
7 September 2010
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
30 October 2014
18 January 2018
Reason for listing: 

Hani al-Sayyid al-Sebai Yusif was listed on 29 September 2005 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1617 (2005). He is associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of or in support of, recruiting for or otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDi.004) or any cell, affiliate, splinter group or derivative thereof.

Additional information: 

Hani al-Sayyid al-Sebai Yusif was a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (QDe.003).

Egyptian Islamic Jihad, headed by Usama bin Laden's (deceased) deputy, Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QDi.006), was responsible for the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad in 1995. As of 1998, the group received most of its funding from Al-Qaida and in 2001 it merged with Al-Qaida.

Al-Sebai Yusif is a known figure within extremist circles. He uses an Internet site, and other media, to support terrorist acts or activities undertaken by Al-Qaida as well as to maintain contact with a number of supporters around the world. He offers praise for Al-Qaida as an organisation and, directly or by inference, encourages individuals to join and support that organisation and its activities on a global basis.

As of early 2014, Yusif provided Al-Qaida and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137) with guidance and justification for their operations and tactics.