10 Dec '17, 12pm

US Treasury adds Jamaica-based Islamic State recruiter to terror list

The US Treasury Department has sanctioned Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal (a.k.a. Trevor William Forrest ), a well-known jihadist ideologue and Islamic State recruiter based in Jamaica. He has been added to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorists. Faisal is “currently facing extradition proceedings,” as he has been indicted on terrorism-related charges in New York. The Jamaican cleric (pictured above) has promulgated his extremist views online for years, influencing numerous terrorists in the process, according to Treasury. Interestingly, the US government counts Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee who drove his car into a crowd of people at Ohio State University in Nov. 2016, as one of Faisal’s fans. The Islamic State quickly claimed Artan’s attack via its Amaq News Agency, saying he was a “soldier” of the so-called caliphate who “carried out the...

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