NAGs Jamaat al Muslimeen

Jamaat al Muslimeen

Year Formed: 1990
Year Terminated: 1990

Target States:
Trinidad and Tobago

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:




United States of America


Narrative Summary:

The group had attempted a coup and according to UCDP/ PRIO dataset, it resulted with government victory. However, the group kept their existence after the coup attempt.

NAG Support Dataset Code: 426

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1623


Potter, Angela. "After terrorist attacks, Trinida puts Muslim rebel group under renewed scrutiny". Associated Press International. 28 Oct. 2001. sec: International News.

Dean, Darryl. "Are rebels still a threat in Trinidad?". The Toronto Star. 5 Aug. 1992. Final Edition. sec: Insight; Pg A15.

Sutton, Jane. "Weapons for Trinidad coup traced to Miami". United Press International. 13 Sep. 1990. BC cycle. sec: Domestic News. 

French, Howard W. "The World; A Shudder of Insecurty Awakens the Caribbean". The New York Times. 7 Oct. 1990. Late Edition- Final. sec: Section 4; Page 2; Column 4; Week in Review Desk.

Anderson, Curt. "U.S. court sentencwes Trinidadian man to 12 years for weapons smuggling plot". AP Worldstream. 5 Aug. 2005. sec: International News.

Gibbings, Wesley. "Caribbean- Trade: Leaders Gear Up For Clinton/ Caricom Meet". Inter Press Service. 14 Apr. 1997. 

Brown, Loren. "Trinidad extradites 1990 coup participant to face gun charges in United States". Associated Press International. 24 Nov. 2004. sec: International News. 

Raum, Tom. "U.S. Officials Skeptical of Reported Compromise in Trinidad". The Associated Press. 30 Jul. 1990. Pm cycle. sec: Washington Dateline.

Glass, Robert. "Trinidad Still Feeling Aftershocks of Six-Day Hostage Siege". The Associated Press. 25 Sep. 1990. AM cycle. sec: International News.

Sewell, Dan. "Prime Minister Freed, but Official Says Crisis 'Far From Over'". The Associated Press. 1 Aug. 1990. Pm cycle. sec: International News.

Sewell, Dan. "Gunfire Breaks Out Near TV Station, Parliament". The Associated Press. 30 Jul. 1990. PM cycle. sec: International News.

Dimmock, Gary. "Gadhafi charity in Canada linked to terrorism; Government revokes status of World Islamic Call Society". Canwest News Service. 6 May. 2011.

Dimmock, Gary. "Ottawa pulls plug on charity linked to plot". Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia". 7 May 2011. Final Edition. sec: News; Pg A7.

McAteer, Michael. "Metro's new Islamic centre seen as bridge between cultures". The Toronto Star. 18 May 1991. Saturday Second Edition. sec: Religion; Pg F11.

Martin, Michael. "Carribean-Based Islamic Extremism Raises Concerns". National Public Radio (NPR). SHOW: Tell Me More. 14 Jun. 2007.

Taylor, Jeremy. "Robinson is paying price of ignoring city's poor". The Times. 30 Jul. 1990. sec: Overseas news.

Munks, Robert. "Trinidadian Police Probe Possible Islamist Threat Against Political Opposition". IHS Global Insight. 7 Sep. 2011. sec: In Brief. 

McFadden, David. "Trinidad panel takes new look at Islamic uprising". The Associated Press. 29 May 2013. sec: International News. 

Schwartz, Stephen. "Troubling Roots; How did Islamic radicalism grow in Guyana?". The Daily Standard. 7 Jun. 2007. sec: Daily Standard.

Joynes, Kate. "Blast Injures 14 in Trinidad". IHS Global Insight. 12 Jul. 2005. sec: In Brief.

Richards, Peter. "Politics-Trinidad: Gov't Claims U.S. Arrest Confirms Coup Fears". International Press Service. 4 Jun. 2001. 

Fletcher, Martin & Bone, James. "Libya trained Trinidad coup rebels, US claims". The Times. 31 Jul. 1990. sec: Overseas news.

Rampersad, Sheila. "Trinidad and Tobago: Residents wary of hard-line Muslim assault". PS-Inter Press Service. 22 Sep. 1994.

Duffy, Andrew & Gould, Jennifer. "Leader of revolt studied at Ryerson". The Toronto Star. 29 Jul. 1990. Sunday Second Edition. sec: News; Pg A1.

Howe, Darcus. "I await news anxiously: will my son, aged 16, join the jihad?". New Statesman. 26 Nov. 2001.

Hughes, Alister. "Prime Minister Agrees to Resign and Hold Elections". The Associated Press. 29 Jul. 1990. AM cycle. sec: International News.

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 -"Targeting Kennedy". National Review. 4 Jun. 2007. sec: National Review Online.

-"Rebel leader has six-year history of conflict". The Toronto Star. 31 Jul. 1990. Final Edition. sec: News; Pg A3.

-"Trinidadian Muslim leader to go on trial in November". BBC Worldwide Monitoring. BBC Monitoring Latin America- Political. 23 Jun. 2006.

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-"Trinidad: Islamic group on trial for 'coup' attempt said trained in Libya".  BBC Worldwide Monitoring. BBC Monitoring Latin America- Political. 29 Oct. 2011.

-"Moslem Leader Has Fought With Government For Years". The Associated Press. 28 Jul. 1990. AM cycle. sec: International News.

-"Shooting in Canada evokes memories of Trinidad coup attempt". McClatchy-Tribune Business News. Caribbean News Now, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. 24 Oct. 2014. sec: State and Regional News. 

-"Preview: Ethnicity overshadows policy in Trinidad and Tobago election". Deutshce Presse-Agentur. 3 Oct. 2002. sec: Politics.

-"Plot to overthrow Trinidad government ripped: PM". Agence France Presse- English. sec: International News. 

-"Gunmen kill the son of imam from Trinidad Islamic group". Associated Press International. 20 Feb. 2006. sec: International News.

-"Trinidad sues to seize property of Islamic group members". Associated Press International. 7 Feb. 2006. sec: International News.

-"The Failed Calypso Coup". Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). 30 Jul. 1990. Late Edition. sec: News and Features; Leaders; Pg 10.

-"Name-Dropping Defense Talks of CIA, BCCI Links". The Associated Press. 27 Aug. 1991. AM cycle. sec: Domestic News.

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