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Abu Bakr cites retaliation as reason for his deportation

Published:Saturday | October 18, 2014 | 10:10 AM
Abu Bakr.

Radical Muslim leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, is suggesting that he may have been denied entry to Jamaica because the Jamaican Government is upset with their Trinidadian neighbours.



The leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen was sent back to his homeland in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday.



The Jamaican Government said it denied him landing in the interest of national security.



But at a press conference in Trinidad yesterday, Abu Bakr suggested his deportation had nothing to do with him personally but retaliation for the alleged bad treatment of Jamaicans in Trinidad and Tobago.



Abu Bakr rejected suggestions that he was deported because of suspected links to terrorism and the Islamist State militants in Syria in particular.



The Government confirmed it spent US$36,000 to deport Abu Bakr.



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