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Trini Isis fighter on UN terror list

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Jihadist Shane Crawford

Trinidadian Shane Crawford is on a United Nations Terrorism Sanctions List for his joining terrorists fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis).

The Office of the Attorney General in a statement yesterday stated that the UN Security Council had established a committee referred to as ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee which imposed sanctions against Crawford on August 18.

Crawford, who also goes by the name Abu Sa’d a Trinidadi, appeared in an ISIS recruitment video last year where he called on Muslims in this country to commit acts of violence against “non-believers”.

Crawford, the release stated was listed following a proposal submitted by the T&T Government.

The AG, having obtained an order from the High Court of T&T on March 31, declared Crawford a listed entity and ordered that his funds be frozen pursuant to the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

In September 2015, there were no listings which reflected poorly in the 4th Round Mutual Evaluation of T&T by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force.

The Attorney General confirmed that other applications under the Anti-Terrorism Act are currently before the courts, and that further listings and other actions are under consideration.

“The addition of Crawford to the ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List is thus another significant step in T&T’s contribution to the fight against global terror,” the release stated.