“A Turkish newspaper Monday reported that nine Trinidad and Tobago nationals were detained after the police nabbed a Syrian man suspected of attempting to smuggle them into southern Turkey to join the ISIS terrorist organization.”
Ominously, Trinidad is an island only three miles off the coast of Venezuela, a country that has refused to cooperate with the United States’ anti-terrorism efforts in Latin America, and which “remains a ‘permissive environment’ that promotes ideological and financial support for terrorist organizations, namely Iran’s Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.”
“South America and the Caribbean also served as areas of financial and ideological support for ISIL and other terrorist groups in the Middle East and South Asia. In addition, Hizballah continued to maintain a presence in the region, with members, facilitators, and supporters engaging in activity in support of the organization. This included efforts to build Hizballah’s infrastructure in South America and fundraising, both through licit and illicit means.”
Trinidad is now “’red-flagging’as potential threats to national security the families of men and women who went to Syria to fight for ISIS.”
To say it repeatedly: we are at war globally with Islamic jihad terrorists who are driven by religious zeal and are victimizing innocents, while Western leftist leaders continue to try to conceal that fact, and betray the public in the face of their own inability to manage multiculturalism.
“9 Trinidadians nabbed on their way to Syria”, Jamaica Observer, August 1, 2016:
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A Turkish newspaper Monday reported that nine Trinidad and Tobago nationals were detained after the police nabbed a Syrian man suspected of attempting to smuggle them into southern Turkey to join the ISIS terrorist organisation.
The “Daily Sabah” reported that the police had stopped a car with a license plate from southern Mersin province when it entered south-central Adana province with 10 people, including the driver and nine Trinidad and Tobago citizens.
The paper reported that after an initial probe, police found the Syrian man, Asem H, was trying to take the Trinidad and Tobago nationals to the war-torn country, where they would have been recruited by ISIS.
The Syrian suspect was remanded in custody after an appearance at a local court, while the nine Trinidad and Tobago nationals were transferred to Adana Provincial Migration Management for deportation procedures, the report said.
This is not the first time that Trinidad and Tobago nationals associated with ISIS have been held by Turkish forces.
In January this year, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that four Trinidad and Tobago nationals were among 961 foreign members of ISIS captured by Turkish forces.
The newspaper referred to a list published in December of people captured from 57 countries.
In April, the Trinidad and Tobago government said it was now “red-flagging” as potential threats to national security the families of men and women who went to Syria to fight for ISIS.
An opposition legislator also claimed earlier this year that 400 nationals had been indoctrinated, radicalised and trained by ISIS…..