Foreign Ministry official says a translation error may be responsible for the group, known in Finland for their moderate Islamic beliefs, ending up on a list of suspected terrorist organisations published yesterday by the United Arab Emirates.

A Finnish association of Tatar Muslims has been included on a list of organisations with suspected terrorist links published by the United Arab Emirates.

The Finnish Islamic Congregation comprises about 600 members, with mosques in Helsinki and Järvenpää. On Saturday the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK revealed that the group is among a handful of Nordic Islamic organisations whose names have been added to the United Arab Emirates' terror watch list.

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