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Jamaican Muslim accused of recruiting for ISIS

CURTAILED: Trevor William Forrest, also known as Shaikh Abdullah Faisal (image credit: 'Jamaica Observer')

JAMAICAN MUSLIM Trevor William Forrest, also known as Shaikh Abdullah Faisal, has been accused of recruiting on behalf of ISIS and now faces extradition from the Caribbean island to the United States; after contact with an American undercover officer who pretended he wanted to join the terror group.

Forrest is on remand until September 11, when he will learn whether or not his application for bail has been accepted.

The suspect was convicted in the United Kingdom in 2003 for inciting murder and hate and spent four years in prison.

“Shaikh Faisal has dedicated his life to terror recruitment. Through his lectures, website, and videos, he incites untold numbers of people around the world to take up the cause of jihad,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

“As is alleged in this case, he provided material support to the Islamic State by facilitating the passage of a self-described ISIS sympathiser from New York to Syria. A charismatic leader, the defendant’s rhetoric has been cited by several convicted or suspected terrorists in New York, London, and beyond. As charged in today’s indictment, the defendant also served as the fulcrum of a recruitment effort that encouraged individuals to carry out acts of terrorism in the name of the Islamic State and connected them with other radical supporters who were willing - or already in the process - of doing the same in countries around the world.”

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