Islamic terrorists said to raise cash in Caribbean and Latin America to attack U

I cross posted this post from Caribbean News Now, since it featured prominently Adnan G el-Shukrijumah, the al-Qaeda highly placed Guyanese operative, who I wrote about http://nazaritze-lionzman.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-guyanese-al-qaeda-operative-and.htmlWhat is remarkable is the preponderance of terrorist activity regionally, which is severely underreported. A perfect example of the pathological response of the Caribbean “eliet”, to any mention of and exposure of political corruption and their aiding of illicit narco-trafficking which in turn bolsters terrorsit’s and their activity in the Caribbean, is the firing of Daurius Figueira from his post as a UWI Professor (Criminologist) and lecturer. I mention Figueira repeatedly in post’s since, his stature, depth and education places him in the Caribbean context on the level of people like Noam Chomsky and Seymour Hersh, yet he is maligned in Trinidad as a “madman”, liar and reduced to penury, yet everything that he wrote of is backed up and proven as factual, in the very corporate media outlet’s that seek to vilify him. This post is also a vindication of what I wrote in my 2003 book re-released in 2007. I wrote at the time: “Aruba is an island, because of it’s large Lebanese community extant for decades, who are for all intents and purposes indistinguishable from the average light skinned Arubans, are actively supporting Hezballah, through some of the Lebanese-Aruban NGO’s there, the following proof bares salient witness to that fact. Hopefully the regional “governments”, awake before it is too late.MADRID, Spain — According to a new report released by Spain’s defence ministry, some Latin American and Caribbean countries and islands are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the United States.Trinidad and Tobago, on the northern edge of Latin America, are identified as “especially worrisome” because local authorities reported that 70 of their citizens traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. Additionally, nine of the islands’ citizens were detained in Turkey attempting to cross the border into Syria. The report cites a 2012 article in a military publication from Trinidad that compares the growth of radical Islam in the country to a group of violent Muslims that tried to overthrow the government in 1990.The report was released this month by the division of Spain’s defence agency known as Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos (IEEE), Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies. The document, authored by a counterterrorism expert, is titled “El radicalismo islámico en América Latina. De Hezbolá al Daesh (Estado Islámico),” Islamic Radicalism in Latin America, from Hezbollah to ISIS.It comes on the heels of a report in the Trinidad and Tobago media that local businessman and political activist, Inshan Ishmael, has been red-flagged in connection with attempts to wire transfer millions to organisations abroad allegedly linked to terrorism.Two transfers were successful and two were not. Among the suspicious attempts was TT$3.4 million (US$509,000) in 2011 to the Muslim Aid foundation, which was classified as a terrorist organisation.ISIS is expanding quickly in Latin America, the Spanish report warns, revealing that around 100 individuals from the region’s large Muslim community have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join terrorist groups recently. Argentina and Brazil have the largest Muslim populations in Latin America with more than 1 million each, the report says. Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and Chile also have large and rapidly growing Muslim populations.“Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region,” the defence ministry document states.Governments in the region consider Islamic terrorism to be a foreign problem, the report says, and intelligence agencies are ill equipped to handle the threat they represent.“The ignorance involving the threat of jihadist terrorism in Latin America has been such that some governments have refused to cooperate with US authorities and other intelligence services,” the assessment reveals.The Lebanese group Hezbollah is identified as having the largest fundraising operations in the region, though others, such as ISIS, are also prominent. The terrorist organizations have teamed up with established drug trafficking conglomerates to raise and launder large quantities of cash.The report identifies a group called El clan Barakat in Paraguay and Joumaa in Colombia as two examples of drug trafficking enterprises that have long worked with Islamic jihadists to launder money. Spain’s military experts refer to the relationships as a “marriage of convenience” between Latin American organized crime and Muslim terrorists with different objectives and interests.“Each takes adva

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