Jihad In Trinidad

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
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Posted 1/23/2007

What the ...?Homeland Security: There’s a lot of talk about al-Qaida safe havens in Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. But the FBI is closely watching a potential hot spot in our own hemisphere.

Al-Qaida is suspected of having set up a front in the Caribbean island state of Trinidad, and sympathetic jihadists have already launched a movement there to replace Trinidad’s Westernized government with Islamic law.

The militant Muslim group Jamaat al-Muslimeen staged a bloody coup attempt in Trinidad last decade that involved the firebombing of police headquarters in Port-of-Spain. A rash of bombings over the past couple of years has been linked to the group, whose leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, recently was released from prison after claiming to be ill.

Local police had arrested him in 2005 after raiding his headquarters and seizing high-powered rifles, grenades, walkie-talkies and 700 rounds of ammo. He awaits trial for inciting religious violence and terrorism.

The number of Bakr’s followers is said to be growing, along with the number of kidnappings, murders and bombings in Trinidad. And fears are growing within the Department of Homeland Security and FBI that Trinidadian jihadists could train and export terrorists to strike the U.S.
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6 Responses to “Jihad In Trinidad”


  • It was only a matter of time before some smarty pants went here .Al queda is everywhere where there is oil and certain righteous powers dont control it.The untapped natural gas reserves is only a bonus and makes Trinidad even more attractive .You fail to mention the Israeli agent found in the forest with suspicious tools and objects .He probably was’nt the first or the last and these mysterious bombings in the capital who is to gain from these terrorist actions.Certainly not mr.bakr ,but instead somone in need of a supposed enemy or threat to fight .The coup was an internal issue the government and this group had a dispute over land and they were upset by the rampant corruption that plagued the country’s coffers .On clear days you can see venezuela wit your bare eyes so keep in mind the stategic importance of Trinidad in any future plans for Mr.Chavez

  • More horse droppings.
    Have you guys been reading Fredrick Forsyths'”The Afgan?” If you need reading recommendations drop me a line.

    Give your readers a deeper story about my home and leave out the tourist trash about carnival, limbo, and steel drum music. Explain the growth in the petroleum sector and our proximity to Venezeula and presto! you have an explanation of AMERICAS fear of Trini Jihadis.

  • I see the UNC “disinformation” campaign is in full swing again elections must be around the corner, is’nt this the same group and who’s leader once supported the UNC in 1995 election showing up on UNC platforms and holding up Panday’s hand.

    The UNC still ain’t winning anything with these lies.

  • Strange I just checked out the origins of that “article” and it has NO name of a journalist attached to it.

  • Crap! another attempt to re-colonization. There’s enough room for the people and the government to out maneuver Jamaat al Muslimeen ‘leader’ as they are illiterate Muslims bent on criminal behavior as much as there are criminals within the TnT police service.

    Most of these miss-led angry youth teamed with the spongers/loafers are vulnerable due to our constant condemnation and isolation by the chamber of commerce and elite business community; the corrupt police FORCE and the overall ignorance from the general public – suffice to say Yasin Abu Bakr should be isolated and marginalized.

    Leave Trinidad and Tobago alone- we have enough on our hands as it is.
    It is time criminal charges be preferred towards irresponsible journalist and bloggers . They seem to be far more effective in creating and instigating mass murder mayhem hatred all in the name of empire bulding.

  • That malicious story was planted in that media with some unclear agenda as the story does not reflect what is taking place in Trinidad and Tobago. The dustbin bombings have not reoccurred for awhile; I do not even suspect or believe that the Jamaat is trying to overthrow any government or attack the United States of America. There is no evidence to support these claims. This is definitely the first I have heard of this and I suspect it was planted in the media for motives that are not in the best interest of Trinidad and Tobago.

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