Trinidad Jihad – al-Qaida Doesn’t Need A Visa To Attend Cricket World Cup

The Joys Of CARICOM: FBI Says al-Qaida Now In Trinidad

When the last cheers roll through the stands at Cricket World Cup in Trinidad, the police and other anti-terrorism groups might start to relax a little – but until then they won’t be getting much sleep. The threat, of course, is that Islamists will be trying to murder cricket players and spectators, which would bring them the most publicity they have seen in the Western Hemisphere since 9/11.

If you want to use violence to impose your religion upon the world as the Muslim terrorists do, it doesn’t work unless you get the publicity – and Cricket World Cup would provide lots of publicity.

So the anti-terror teams are nervous: because Trinidad would be a relatively easier target for Muslim terrorists than any other Cricket World Cup West Indies venue. Trinidad has a larger Muslim base than the other CWC countries, lots of guns floating around compared to say, Barbados – and the island already has a history of Muslim violence and jihad.

The anti-terror squads will be working hard throughout the Caribbean and they can’t afford to let their guard down anywhere – but it is Trinidad where they will really be sweating it out.

Our thanks to “P”, one of our readers working at a US-based investment firm, who sent us the following editorial from Investor’s Business Daily…

Jihad In Trinidad

Posted 1/23/2007

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.

Trinidad might be harboring the “next Mohamed Atta,” a college-educated, English-speaking Saudi native known within al-Qaida as “Jafar the pilot.” His real name is Adnan El Shukrijumah, and the FBI considers him “armed and dangerous.” He’s been connected to al-Qaida plots to attack America with dirty bombs.

Local papers report that Shukrijumah has stayed with friends in Trinidad, and worshiped at local mosques, indicating a possible cell exists there. U.S. authorities at Miami International Airport are closely monitoring inbound flights from that area.

The FBI’s Web site says Shukrijumah “carries a Guyanese passport but may attempt to enter the United States with a Trinidadian passport.”

Shukrijumah’s late father is Guyanese. He taught Arabic and lectured in mosques there and in Trinidad before moving to America to work for the Saudi Embassy and then run a small radical mosque in Florida (which was bankrolled by the former Saudi ambassador, according to Newsweek). Shukrijumah still has relatives in Guyana, which is near Trinidad.

So is Venezuela, headed by the anti-American thug Hugo “El Diablo” Chavez, who could ally himself with jihadists against their common enemy.

A jihad domino effect in our hemisphere isn’t far-fetched. If Fidel Castro dies, it would create a power vacuum in Cuba that could be filled by jihadists. Haiti also is vulnerable, and could fall to Islamists. U.S. authorities worry that Caribbean blacks have been targeted by al-Qaida for Islamic conversion and recruitment along with African-Americans. Though the majority of Trinidad’s population is Christian, its Muslim population is growing.

The communists tried to set up a beachhead in Grenada during the Cold War. We did not hesitate to stop them. Trinidad may not be the next Grenada, but we certainly can’t risk letting al-Qaida raise its black flag of jihad in our hemisphere.


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15 responses to “Trinidad Jihad – al-Qaida Doesn’t Need A Visa To Attend Cricket World Cup

  1. If you want to use violence to impose your religion upon the world as the Muslim terrorists do, it doesn’t work unless you get the publicity

    You’ve got it backwards. Ratical terrorists are not imposing their “religion” on anyone. Just their extremist views. Any true Muslim will tell you that.

  2. akabozik


    your statement doesn’t make sense.

    Their “extremist views” are all about their religion, and about imposing their brand of Islam upon the world.

    They argue all the time that “moderate” muslims do not have the correct view of Islam, and the Jihadis kill the moderate muslims just as they kill anyone else.

    I understand that “extremist” muslims are a small portion of the world’s muslim population, but there are still millions of them and they are deadly.

    Deadly enough that ‘moderate’ muslims don’t criticise the ‘extremists” without putting their lives at risk.

    The Jihidis want to impose their religion on the world. That is why they do what they do. THEY say so.

  3. interesting…very very interesting
    US spies are everywhere


    Oh boy here we go again . Next we will here that ‘Ninja Man’ the street character is really the head of an extremely sinister al-quiada terrorist cell and we need to be on constant guard . When will we get it . I noticed BFP quoted George Orwell’s book 1984 in another article but yet keeps buying into this crap. That is sooo weird, at least to my mind .

    The C.I.A were the first bank rollers of Osama and his merry bunch , doesn’t that tell you someting at all . His family has big connections with Bush family and the Queen through an investment group called the ‘The Carlylsle Group ‘ whom happen to be among the biggest war ( oops i mean defense ) contractors in the U.S . Isn’t there something wrong with this picture. On top of that , the vice president ( Cheney ) once ran Halliburton . A company that has benefitted tremendously since the ‘War on Terror ‘began, building bases , pipelines , providing food for the troops . When will we see through this massive farce and tragedy .

    These people and their friends and cronies cares nothing about us ( the masses that is ). The sooner we realise that , the better we can see through all the BS.

  5. McCarthy

    this article is absolute rubbish. come on. cuban power vaccum being filled by “jihadists”. sounds like it was written during the cold war. take out islam/muslims and put communist and communism and its the same. the need for a bogeyman. the world in black and white. but then when its anything to do with islaam you cant really expect anything different from bfp!!!

  6. Intell.

    I’d like to point out that the communists didn’t just try to set up a beachhead in Grenada during the Cold War…. they did so.
    When US and other forces went it, they discovered the warehouses full of literature/propaganda by Marx, Engels et alumni, not to mention stuff that I shouldn’t even be talking about here.
    Never mind how I know… Grenada had been turned into an absolute nest of “communism”
    (more accurately Soviet totalitarianism).

  7. McCarthy

    and reading engles and marx etc is a crime? i strongly disagree with them but to deny anyone the right to read what they wrote is censorship and wrong. as for grenada being tuned into an absolute nest of communism just before the us invasion, you were obvioulsy living in some parallel universe or reading too much right wing literature!

  8. Intell.

    Try telling that to the Grenadians living there
    in misery and absolutely appalling roads,etc.
    – and to the Armed Forces that went in.

    For YEARS after, there were big signs up saying Thank You Ronal Reagan,
    he was their Nat’l. Hero for the rest of the 1980s, my man!

    It was an absolute NEST of Soviet totalitarianism
    – they were in the Cold War thing up to their ears,
    and no it’s not a crime to read Marx and Engels, but to have warehouses full of Soviet literature, to the exclusion of anything else almost……???? Hello-o-oo!?

    Wish you were there,sweetie!

  9. Intell.

    I know a LOT more about this particular subject and time,
    being rather closely connected to…

    I smile at your slightly-left-leaning idealism, seee? 🙂

  10. Intell.

    A Certain Neighbour arrived back from G’da, one night in early Nov. 1983,
    and said Come over and see!

    There were stacks of original PRG documents on the kitchen counter,
    with original penned signatures of Bishop, Coard, the whole Politburo,
    these docs. to be classified and sorted before going on to Langley.

    You have no NO idea, son..

  11. babe

    Intell. You all make me frighten. I had a new baby in those days and lived on the South Coast. It was scarey as Hell watching the flares dropping in the sea off Oistins. I will never forget it.

    When I think of the things politicians got up to in those days and before, I shudder.

    But nowadays we do not hear of what they are getting up to and I shudder even more.

    What happened? Is this what is called “organized crime”?

  12. McCarthy

    right wing paranoia and propaganda!!! i’m not left leaning. just realistic. i’m sure that the people in chile, el salvador, guatemala and nicaragua thought of the cowboy as their national hero also!!!

  13. Coming back to the main theme of this post- So far as Trini Moslems are concerned, black revolutionist Abu Bakr is a pariah in their midst, unrecognised as an Imam.

    He is indeed a dangerous force who Manning has to treat with kid gloves. Fortunately he does not seem to have much to do with the religious mainstream of Jihad, but is more concerned with building his own power base.

    You can be sure the security forces will be keeping a close watch on Abu Bakr elements during CWC.

  14. Lystra KoChin

    I hope they manage to do it.
    And I am not muslim.

    Why? Because you paranoid $^&*((^. have created a situation in my country that supports a ^**&$^#@ despot. In fact you created a despot.

    And why because you are so afraid of something different.

    Every day people are being killed and disappeared in Trinidad in an unseen, unheard war. With glowing economic reports – Just like Pinochet’s Chile in the 80’s.

    Oh I forgot only white people’s lives count.
    Well join the club.

  15. Lystra KoChin

    And other thing

    The coup could not even remotely be acurately described as bloody. Officially 24 people died.

    To date 35 people have been killed for the year.