Two American Muslim advocacy groups are protesting their inclusion on the United Arab Emirates' list of terrorist organizations.

The blacklist followed the passage of Federal Law No. 7, which mandated circulation of the list to increase public awareness about extremist groups and threats.

"The law was issued by President Sheikh Khalifa and the Cabinet's own resolution on the designation of terrorist organisations that allows the publication of such lists in the media for the purposes of transparency and to raise awareness about these organizations," reported government-owned Abu Dhabi newspaper The National.

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