August 3, 2007
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NPR NEWS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH FOUNDER OF MUSLIM EXTREMIST GROUP
IN TRINIDAD LINKED TO JFK PLOT

ON NPR NEWS MORNING EDITION
MONDAY, AUGUST 6

AUDIO AVAILABLE MONDAY MORNING AT WWW.NPR.ORG


August 3, 2007; Washington, D.C. – In his first exclusive interview since the FBI accused members of his group, Jamaat al Muslimeen, of meeting with one of the four men charged with plotting to sabotage New York’s JFK International Airport in June, Yasin Abu Bakr speaks with NPR News FBI Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston. The piece is airing on NPR News’ Morning Edition, Monday, August 6.

Mr. Abu Bakr has not been charged in the plot, but his group was behind an attempted coup in Trinidad in the 1990s and Mr. Abu Bakr remains a controversial figure for law enforcement authorities both in the U.S. and in Trinidad.

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