In reality, it is clearly Muslims who have a vendetta against Infidels, but Umar Abdullah’s reaction to these arrests is exactly like the reaction of Hamas-linked CAIR and other Muslim groups to counterterror actions in the U.S.: they complain of disproportionate attention being paid to the Muslim community, complaining that the whole operation was motivated by “Islamophobia” more than by a desire to stop jihad massacres. By playing the victim in this way, Muslim groups have succeeded in getting effective counterterror programs shut down in New York City and elsewhere.
You’ll notice that in all his whining, Umar Abdullah never addresses the prospect of jihad terror plotting among Muslims in Trinidad and Tobago. Neither does Hamas-linked CAIR in similar situations. It’s all about some “Islamophobic” campaign to “further oppress and target Muslims of this country.” That could be Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR talking, not Umar Abdullah.
One would think that law enforcement and intelligence operatives would begin to recognize this as a tactic that enables jihad terror by intimidating officials into being afraid to counter it with programs that Muslims will denounce. But they never seem to catch on.
“Muslim group denounces detention following police fear of terrorist activities,” Nation News, February 9, 2018:
PORT OF SPAIN – The Islamic Front says it is “strongly condemning the flagrant and wanton disregard of the state and by extension the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)” following the detention of several people on Thursday whom the authorities said were planning to disrupt the annual Carnival celebrations that ends here this early next week.
In a statement, the Islamic Front said that the authorities were continuing to “further oppress and target Muslims of this country” specifically those who “have contributed significantly to the population of Islam, the society as a whole and aides in mass charity efforts in this country”.
Police Information Officer Michael Jackman told a news conference Thursday that the detained people, whom he did not identify, were being questioned and that the information received is going through intelligence gathering.
“The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) revealed it was a plan to disrupt the Carnival actives [sic], intelligence agencies were active and vigilant and the discovery was made,” he said….
While the police would not divulge the identity of the men, media reports here have linked them to a mosque in the El Socorro, San Juan area, along the east-west corridor.
The Canadian, United States and British governments have issued statements describing the events as a possible terrorist threat and warning their nationals to be careful over the Carnival celebrations that end with the traditional street jump up on Tuesday next week….
But the Islamic Front said that it regarded the searches of the mosques “as juvenile, baseless, and a clear indication of the vendetta and dislike of the state towards Muslims in this country, not to mention the disrespect and abuse meted out to a number of Muslim men from various parts of the country”.
Islamic Front leader Umar Abdullah said “this cowardly and dastardly actions by the state specifically the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service must not be forgotten by Muslim community”.
“It is very sad that the police acted on conjecture yesterday, saying they had credible information…those individuals are still detained and they have been taken to a number of different police stations. I don’t know what’s the sense in that, but they do create difficult situations for the families as they try to locate them, trying to get lawyers to go to their aid and so on.
“What they did yesterday was unconstitutional,” he said, warning that the country was sliding into a dictatorship….