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Noun1.AIAI - a fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Somalia - a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
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In addition, AIAI contends, the Grow America Act will provide critical investment to fix America's decaying roads and bridges through its promotion of Public Private Partnerships (P3s).
This led AIAI to put a greater focus on indoctrination through Islamic education, which it offered primarily by means of aid from international Islamic charity organizations.
Islamists of all stripes saw the intervention as a Western attempt at recolonization; its failure--and AQAM's alleged involvement in the Battle of Mogadishu--led to expanded AQAM ties to the AIAI and Gen Mohammed Farah Aidid's militia.
But topping the suspects list was the Somali-based Islamic extremist group Al Itihad Al Islamiya, known also as AIAI or the Islamic Union.
He was also a political adviser to the AIAI for the past 11 years and played a major role in the recognition of Aboriginal rights in the 1982 Constitution Act.
The $6-billion trade between India and Canada can simply be increased by twice in the coming 3 years, particularly in the arenas such as gas, oil, petrochemicals, agriculture and information technology, through Make in India-associated key endowment, said AIAI president Vijay Kalantri.
AIAI was not internally cohesive, lacked central leadership, and suffered divisions between factions.
The general secretary of the AIAI, which claims to have a membership of about half a million Imams, brushed aside reservations aired in some Islamic countries about yoga due to the use of the world ' Om' during some of the exercises.
AIAI clearly has committed terrorist acts in the past and remains on the U.
The State Department's Country Reports on Terrorism stated in 2006 that "in recent years the existence of a coherent entity operating as AIAI (Al-Ittihad) has become difficult to prove.
Donald Maracle, who holds the health portfolio for the AIAI said, "The government must consult with First Nations on the changes to the NIHB program and ensure that these changes are based on the health needs of our people and not motivated by cost containment measures or budget decisions.