Trinidad And Tobago: Following the Law of Allah

Following the Law of Allah

At 6 p.m. Friday Trinidad's main television station broadcast a startling announcement: "The government has been overthrown." The author of the statement was Abu Bakr, the fortyish leader of a small Muslim group widely ^ regarded in Trinidad as violent outlaws. Bakr's 250 followers had blown up the police station in the capital of Port-of-Spain, seized the TV station and taken the country's Prime Minister and Cabinet hostage in the Parliament building. Declaring that he did not recognize "man's law" but only the "law of Allah," Bakr said he had seized power "to stop the incest, robbery and drugs, which there...

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