Friday, November 11, 2005

Zakaat, the Muslimeen and the police

So, the police have arrested Abu Bakr after his speech threatening Muslims in the country - if htey didn't pay zakaat to HIS mosque, "blood would run in the streets"
And then they raided the mosque/office and found guns, ammunition, grenades and a tunnel that I hear was close to the Stadium! This, one day before the HUGE football match against Bahrain.
According to the Trinidad Express - Police found a sniper rifle with a telescope, 700 rounds of ammunition including 500 rounds of 5.56 mm, a hand grenade and communication devices at the Mucurapo Road complex.
So he's been charged on 4 counts - three for inciting extortion and one for sedition. He was denied bail, and faces penalities as follows:
The sedition charge carries a maximum penality of a $25,000 fine and five years imprisonment; the two inciting to demand property charges carry a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment each; and inciting the breach of peace by collecting zakaat charge carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment.
So - finally we might be able to imprison this man who has been running around the country free after leading a coup attempt in 1990, getting off on 2 conspiracy to commit murder charges, and building a private army and alternate government.
Let's hope!

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