Skip to comments.Trinidadian police arrest Islamic leader
Posted on 11/10/2005 9:45:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidadian police have arrested an Islamic leader, whose group stormed Parliament 15 years ago and took the prime minister and his Cabinet hostage.
Yasin Abu Bakr, 64, leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, was arrested Monday and charged on Wednesday with sedition and violent incitement. On Thursday, police forced their way into his compound, detaining as many as 11 people, before releasing most of them, authorities said. The police razed the compound.
Abu Bakr last week called for war against all rich Muslims who refuse to pay zakaat, an Islamic tithe used to alleviate poverty.
In 1990, Abu Bakr's group bombed police headquarters, stormed Parliament and took the prime minister and his Cabinet hostage in a rebellion that left 24 people dead. The rebels eventually surrendered and were later pardoned.
Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of the Islamic group Jamaat al-Muslimeen, speaks during a news conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in this Oct. 17, 2005 file photo. Trinidadian police and soldiers stormed the compound of Abu Bakr on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, detaining him under charges of sedition and violent incitement. Abu Bakr last week called for war against all rich Muslims who refuse to pay zakaat, an Islamic tithe used to alleviate poverty. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, file)
In 1990, Muslim insurgents captured the cabinet for five days. Extreme violence as 24 people died.
Boy, this guy looks as sharp as a tack, eh.
Only took them 15 years to catch him, huh. At that rate...
This fruitcake had a death sentence which was commuted to life. Why was this jihad bozo running loose?
For a minute there, I thought this guy was Mike Tyson's twin. Probably has the same IQ as Mike Tyson...
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