Media Release

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Re: The Truth About The SoE and the Assassination Plot

Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (the Islamic Front) affirms that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere; Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) in no way supports any plot to assassinate the Prime Minister and some of her Ministers. Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) in no way supports any plot to destabilize or overthrow the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) is sending a clear message to all who have such intentions that it is without doubt Haram (unIslamic) to do such at this point in time. With reference to the Newsday article dated December 6, 2011 in which Nalinee Seelal contended it was Assistant Commissioner of Police Ann Marie Alleyne who unearthed the plot and advised and recommended a heightened security alert to protect the Prime Minister and three Cabinet ministers, identified as targets. Nalinee Seelal in her article went on to give particulars of the confidential report dated November 18 but what she was unable to state is from where Assistant Commissioner of Police Ann Marie Alleyne unearthed this plot? My dear people of this Twin Island Republic, Information has come to hand that certain members of a political party not necessarily its leader concocted an assassination plot with the aim of destabilizing the present government and to cause panic amongst the population, with the hope of a calling of an early general election. This plot was created and passed on by a senior member of the police service named Mr. B. An investigation was launched and certain members of the public were approached; whom we know, to assist in the information gathering process. The Kamla administration being gullible, hastily implemented the state of emergency. Acting without proper information and motive the Government plagued themselves with inconsistences as they continued to make mistakes of bad judgment. It appears as though they were trying to achieve a means to an end of something conceived some time ago. What is this ‘something’? One may ask.

If we are to be guided by the events of recent times, we would recall that when the AG took office he immediately fired the legal team that was prosecuting the extradition case of Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson , even though they had a 100% success rate before the courts. He hired a new legal team and as we know it, argued the case improperly before Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh that caused the extradition to be thrown out. Even though the AG pronounced on many occasions his intention to extradite the two he never entered an appeal. From this we think it is clear the AG had no purposeful intention to extradite the two but rather to have them freed. One would have expected some fallout between the two countries as a result but not if America would have been promised something better in return. On November 15, US Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in our country for private discussions with the Government and to attend a meeting with Caribbean security heads. Soon after he left this assassination plot was revealed and individuals mainly Muslims was picked up and placed in detention. According to Seelal's article why wasn’t these men picked up at the start? My dear people of this Twin Island Republic, information has also come to hand that a deal was brokered with America to cause the extradition case of Ish and Steve to collapse in exchange for the arrest, detention and possible extradition of these men. We view this act by our Government as vile and repulsive, a breach of our constitution and a stark violation of human rights. If the Government denies these allegations, it’s only fitting that the AG gives this nation an explanation as to why the original legal team was fired and why no appeal was made. Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) continues to stand by its statement that this Administration took an uncalculated risk in detaining the 17 men whom they accused of being part of this elaborate plot to assassinate the prime Minister and some of her Ministers. We are satisfied and relieved that all of the 17 men were released but nevertheless still maintains that the PP Government complicated matters for themselves. There was no absolute truth to this claim and we call on you the people of these beautiful Islands to join with us in demanding the PP Government stop trying to convince us that the SoE was a success and to apologize to this Nation. It is we the people to decide whether or not the SoE was a success.

We intend to continue to pursue these matters until it is made absolutely clear by our Government if they clam these allegations to be untrue, the real reason behind the SoE and the detention orders. Copies of this release will be sent to a number of international bodies, including Amnesty International and Transparency International.

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2011 Umar Abdullah Head of: Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) Tel: 1 (868) 365-6253 Fax: 1 (868) 631-8597 Email: waajihatulislaamiyyah@gmail.com