Former Guyana legislator nabbed in US terror plot

By
June 3, 2007 01:15

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Colleagues of a former opposition member of Guyana's parliament expressed disbelief Saturday that he could be involved in an alleged plot to attack New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Abdul Kadir, who authorities said was arrested in Trinidad as he prepared to board a flight to Venezuela, had never expressed extremist views or hatred of the United States, said James McAlister, who served with him in Guyana's parliament. "He was a very principled and disciplined person," said McAlister, a fellow member of the opposition People's National Party. "He never aired any fundamentalist views or showed any such symptoms." Oscar Clarke, a former member of parliament and general secretary of the party, said he too was skeptical of US allegations that Kadir and three other Muslims planned to destroy the airport by blowing up a jet fuel artery that runs through several neighborhoods. "I would be definitely shocked and surprised if anything is proven against him," Clarke said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Protesters with painted faces pray in Cambodia
November 16, 2018
U.N.-Cambodia convicts two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide

By REUTERS