On CNC3 one of the Trinidadian men alleged to be involved in ISIS appeared in a report to give his side of the story saying he has no affiliation with ISIS nor has even been to the countries where they are located.
ISIS in the Caribbean
The security problem is exacerbated by the limited resources of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries, such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname, “which don't have organisations comparable to the America's military, or its Transportation Safety Administration”, said a report by US News and World Report. Ref. Source 8r
A lot more needs to be done about this. There was some arguments when the PNM came into office about these ISIS fighters being allowed to come back to Trinidad and I thought it was crazy. Has everyone in T&T forgotten the coup?
Title: Isis in the Caribbean
Comments: Many here are still reminded of the attempted coup in 1990 by the presence of Abu Bakr who was allowed to walk free and is still given certain privileges especially by his friends in the police organisation and is recognized as a law biding citizen by some of his political friends and his lawless financial greedy lawyers. The question that remains unanswered to this day is, why did he form a Muslim brigade of fanatics and why was he allowed to do so. In my opinion this was done with the intention to project himself as leader of this group so that he and his Muslim supporter could be seen as a threat to our democratic political system. Moreover, I believe that at the back of his mind he keeps hoping that another opportunity may arise when he could have a go at attempting another coup. There is no other logical reasons for commanding and trying to increase the membership of his local Muslim brigade. With the growth of ISIS his hopes have arisen and it is essential now to keep him under close observation.
Title: ISIS Recruits and their mentors
Comments: Mr Dillon should authorise the police to start arresting and naming those local citizens involved in the recruitment of Trinidadians gone to Syria to fight for ISIS. I wrote a letter to the Guardian which was published, concerning a report by Sky news that they had obtained ten thousands of application forms made by recruits joining ISIS. These documents give full personal details of the recruits including names ,addresses and ,telephone numbers .They even included their blood type. It also gave the names of the person recommending the recruits (Their local mentors). I later read that some of these application forms were obtained from a German source by our security department giving full details of Trinidadians involved in the local recruitment of our citizens. With this in mind ,why is there no further news about the information within these documents. Other nations have been able to at least,establish how many applications were made by their citizens from those documents.
Today, there was a voice message sent to many in Trinidad & Tobago about a planned ISIS attack on local shopping malls. According to TV6 News the authorities are dismissing it but not taking any chances. They claim the recording is more than a year old and they were already aware of it. They also feel that it could have been circulated by the underworld to test the response of the security services.
The police apprehended the suspect surrounding the 'prank' voice messages about possible bombings at malls. Last Saturday there was a few scares and some people evacuated from parts of one or two malls but for the most part operations were normal.
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