So I’m Muslim and also an American Guyanese. I was born here, but my parents are from Guyana, South America. I’m sure most of you heard about the JFK terror plot that unfolded recently. I’d just like to shed some short comments and criticism on the medias coverage of the story.
It’s very disappointing to hear that some Guyanese and Trini Muslims were plotting to do this crazy attack. Anyways let’s look at what CNN.com said:
Officials said the “defendants obtained satellite photographs of JFK airport and its facilities from the Internet and traveled frequently among the United States, Guyana and Trinidad to discuss their plans and solicit the financial and technical assistance of others.”
It’s called Google Earth guys.
Asked why she thought her husband was arrested, Isha Kadir said it could be related to his connection to Iran. The family is Shiite, she said, and two of her children studied Islamic culture in Iran. But “we have no problem with the United States,” she said.
Ask your nearest Guyanese Muslim about Shia in Guyana, and they will all say “I have never met or seen any Shia in Guyana.” Also, since when do Shia women take the name Isha (Aisha, just spelt weirdly). LOL
Anyways, regardless of what the article says, this is very troubling and difficult to understand, especially since they were Caribbean Muslims. I still don’t get it. I’m glad they were caught, alhamdulillah.
“This is something I cannot comprehend,” said Zameer Sattaur, 41, the imam of Masjid Al-Abidin, the mosque at the heart of the neighborhood, which he says draws as many as 1,000 people to prayer. “Guyanese people here do not support anything of such nature, and we will not condone such things.”