Fear and Islam In Trinidad

Fear and Islam In Trinidad

By Geraldine Cook
April 01, 2012

Trinidad and Tobago’s Muslim community is believed to be the largest in the Caribbean. It is part of the country’s religiously plural society, widely seen as free of
extremist sentiments. Yet, guns and crime in the country, occasionally involving Muslims,
have security officials concerned and Muslims feeling unfairly targeted. The growth of
Salafism – perceived to be a violent strain of Islam – also draws parallels to a violent
Muslim group that attempted to overthrow the government in 1990.

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