Monday, June 4, 2007

This terror plot was homegrown

by Carol Eisenberg from New York Newsday

Two of the defendants in the alleged plot -- Abdul Kadir, a former member of parliament in Guyana, and Abdel Nur -- were longtime associates of the Sunni Muslim group that has thrived on issues of racism in the Caribbean ... "They certainly have some connections to global Salafi jihad but they are more or less a localized group," said Andrew Black with Thistle Intelligence Group. But there were at least nominal contacts with groups from the Middle East. Black said that Adnan El Shukrijumah, a suspected al-Qaida operative, had traveled around the Caribbean in 2004 and was believed to hold a Guyanese passport.

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