July 27th 1990 Coup Attempt
Today commemorates the July 27th 1990 Coup Attempt by the Muslimeen led by Abu Bakr. There was a poorly attended ceremony in remembrance of the July 27th 1990 Coup Attempt, but it was poorly attended, so the question here is... Do you think citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have forgotten the July 27th 1990 Coup Attempt?
The Government and people of T&T brought it upon themselves and should never forget it, but people usually have very short memories.
There never was an inquiry into the causes and build-up to the coup probably because it would expose the involvement of too many "responsible" citizens who were aware of what was planned and who stayed away from the scene of the coup on that day.
Police Commissioner Randolph Burroughs would have worked under instructions by "prominent" leaders within the community to provoke the Muslims into unforeseen retaliation and even the change of Government left a Police Guard on the school premises next door to the Mucurapo community.
Muslims are part of the World population and respond only when provoked.
Who would have ordered the destruction of the mosque and the jailing of the Imam if that was not an act of aggression and provocation and the denial of human rights?
T&T ought to be more responsible and recognize the rights of non-Christian groups or history may repeat itself.
Comments: Why hasn't there been an official commission of inquiry into this? What is the government trying to hide?
Media can lead vital coup enquiry
MANY people have called for a presidential commission of enquiry into events of July 1990 and recently there has been a call for both a media-sponsored commission and a truth and reconciliation commission into those events. The latter gained great popularity following the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and has since been introduced in several countries. Reconciliation here means hearing different sides of the story and discovering what is missing or incorrectly added from/to each side to make all sides of the story the same. Ref. Source 9
The government is creating a commission of inquiry into the July 1990 Coup. They will also sell the lands currently occupied by the Jamat in Mucurapo. This will happen on 27th July. Will this cause a backlash from the radical Muslims? The current PM said she is not afraid. (TV6 News)