A group of Daesh fighters was arrested on 8 February at Trinidad and Tobago while they were preparing a mega-attack during the night stretching from 13 to 14 February when the carnival was in full swing.

In Trinidad-and-Tobago there is a strong minority presence of Indian Muslims who arrived during the British colonization. Over time, Afro-Americans and Arabs have been added to the community.

This magnificent Caribbean island has equipped Daesh with several hundred combatants. It is the first country to source jihadists in the Americas.
Last year Shane Crawford, called Abu Sa’d at-Trinidadi (photo), had announced in the Dabiq (Daesh’s journal), that preparations for an operation were underway in Trinidad and Tobago.

In July 1990, a hundred jihadists of the Jamaat al Muslimeen had tried to take power in Trinidad-and-Tobago. They had attacked the parliament and taken the prime minister as a hostage. Then they had used the offices of the national television to hide away for six days before turning themselves in.

In May 2017, Thierry Meyssan had responded on the Spanish edition of Russia Today , that the events in Venezuela could be interpreted as an attack comparable to the one that the CIA organized against the Chile of Allende. In a number of interviews, Thierry had affirmed that Daesh was preparing to destabilise the North-West of South America in the context of the strategy of Admiral Arthur Cebrowski [1].

Anoosha Boralessa

[1The US military project for the world”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 22 August 2017.