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Bailiff Anthony Blackman, left, serves Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne
with a High Court injunction brought on by Shaun Sammy, son of
local contractor Junior Sammy at CNC3 television station, St
Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, last evening. PHOTO: CLYDE LEWIS
Television host Ian Alleyne
has landed himself in hot
water yet again, this time over
his comments pertaining to a
court case involving the son
of prominent contractor Jun-
At an emergency hearing at
the Port-of-Spain High Court
yesterday evening, Justice Joan
Charles granted an ex-parte
injunction barring Alleyne from
discussing details of Sammy s
son Shaun ongoing court case.
Sammy s legal team, which
included former attorney gen-
eral Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj,
SC, and Alleyne s former asso-
ciate Om Lalla argued the com-
mentary served to prejudice the
case, which is due to come up
for hearing in the Port-of-Spain
Magistrate s Court today.
Shaun, a director in his
father s company, Junior
Sammy Group of Companies,
is expected to follow up yes-
terday s action with a substan-
tive defamation lawsuit.
The injunction came almost
an hour before Alleyne s pro-
gramme Crime Watch was
aired on television station
CNC3 yesterday evening.
While he did not mention
the injunction, Alleyne did
speak about the negative
impact of his report on the
issue, describing the situation
"Everybody seems to be
upset with me. I did nothing
wrong. I was just asking ques-
tions," Alleyne said.
The case shot into the lime-
light last month after several
media reports claimed the
police file related to his arrest
in late August had gone miss-
Shaun was reportedly driving
his car on French Street,
Woodbrook, on August 23,
when he was stopped by police.
Police claimed he failed a
breathalyser test at the Wood-
brook Police Station.
When he appeared in court
last month, Shaun pleaded not
guilty to the charge.
His legal team also includes
Ravi Rajcoomar and Derrick
Ian Alleyne in
hot water again
TV host gets injunction
over Sammy case
Head of Muslim organisation:
50 Trinis have
left to join Isis
The head of a fundamentalist Mus-
lim organisation in Trinidad, who is
considering joining the Islamic State
of Iraq and Syria (Isis), says there is
no recruitment going on locally for
foreign fighters for Isis.
Rather, he said, Muslims from ten
fundamental groups in T&T were con-
sidering joining Isis of their own free
will and already close to 50 local Mus-
lims have left T&T to join Isis by cross-
ing the Turkish bank of the River
Orontes, which is the frontier with
Syria. Security experts say Isis has
30,000 foreign terrorist fighters.
The source, who spoke on the con-
dition of anonymity, said Isis was an
ideology, a religious doctrine luring
Muslims to fight voluntarily for the
protection of Islam.
Claiming knowledge of every citizen
who has crossed the border to go to
Syria, he explained:
"Prophet Mohammed said coming
to the last days, the nations would
gather together like vicious dogs
around a bowl of food.
"We are seeing that playing out.
When that time comes, there will be
an army that will march from
Khurasan to Israel and they will defeat
every army in sight and they will go
to Israel and fight the Jews. We are
seeing that happening.
"The army is unstoppable. They
cannot get rid of Isis. This is why so
many Muslims are joining Isis volun-
Giving an outline of its organisational
structure, the source said Isis had a
nine-member council which met daily
to discuss strategies.
"Isis is a religious doctrine. It is an
ideology. It has a structure that is more
effective than most of the governments.
"They have a council within the
structure which sits on a daily basis
and every member of this council has
a speciality in a particular field, like
military, economics and government.
"They even have one specialised in
agriculture. This nine-member council
sends information to all the governors
who are in control of the areas which
Isis has conquered," the source added
The council members report to a
three-tiered hierarchy, comprising
leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his
two deputies. Al-Baghdadi has a US$10
million bounty on his head.
"These three leaders make critical
decisions and dictate how the organ-
isation is run," he added.
The source said one of T&T s promi-
nent scholars would be speaking out
about Isis in the coming weeks.
Asked why he had not gone to Syria,
he explained that he wanted to get
information first on what Isis stood
for.He said the western media were
spreading propaganda about Isis and
there was no confirmation that Isis
was responsible for the deaths of Amer-
ican journalists James Foley and Steven
Sotloff and British aid workers David
Haines and Alan Henning.
Asked if he supported the use of
children in the Isis armies, the source
said in Islam it was prohibited to kill
women and children on the battlefield
but Islamic doctrines dictated that
mothers should give consent for their
children to join armies.
"It s part of the Islamic doctrines to
train our children to shoot with bow
and arrow, swim and ride horses. We
no longer have bow and arrow so chil-
dren will be taught to shoot.
"Don t criticise the Muslims for put-
ting guns in the children s hands. They
are fighting for their lives and religion
and honour," he added.
GIVE MUSLIMS SOME RESPECT
The source also accused the
Government of being
fundamentalist Muslim groups and
said the purchase of armoured
vehicles was meant to intimidate
The official also said it would be
in the best interest of Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
to meet with fundamentalist
Muslims, rather than to co-sponsor
the United States resolution
against foreign fighters, adding: "
Islamic doctrines dictate that
one must help one's brother even if
he is the oppressed or the
"Isis has called on world leaders,
saying, 'Show us what we are
doing wrong.' How can we say Isis
is doing bad things? You have to
ascertain the truth. Have we done
"I am not in total support of Isis.
All I am saying is that we do not
know what is happening in that
part of the country."
He said many fundamentalist
Muslim groups were being blocked
from discussions with conservative
DESPERATE FOR MONEY
Contacted yesterday, Minister of
National Security Gary Griffith said
it was not only fundamentalist
Muslims who were on the
He said non-Muslims were also
being enticed by the mighty dollar,
noting that Isis was one of the
most powerfully funded terrorist
groups in the world.
"Isis' tentacles have spread and
young men are being lured by Isis
because they are desperate for
"They are being used and they
lose their lives for a couple hundred
dollars," Griffith said. He added that
there are 30,000 foreign terrorist
fighters in 80 countries.
Griffith said he was willing to
meet with any group to discuss the
Isis threat. He also said he would
embark on an educational
campaign to build awareness of it.
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