OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said Government was making local Muslims the enemy and her party will not allow the PNM to target the Islamic brotherhood. She was speaking during the UNC’s Monday Night Forum held at Don Miguel Hindu primary school in San Juan.
She referred to the detention of 15 people for a reported terror plot to disrupt Carnival and questioned whether the “whole charade” of the detentions were meant to distract people from all the wrongs taking place in the governance of the country.
She said one of the techniques of persuasion was to identify an enemy and spend your life knocking them down. She said the PNM’s attempts to blame Kamla, the Opposition and others were not working. “So identify the enemy. Who is their enemy,” she asked the crowd. “Muslims”, was the response. “And we must never let them get away with that. We must never let them get away with targeting the Islamic brotherhood in Trinidad and Tobago. Because we would have failed in our duty of upholding the rights of every citizen in this country. I do not support terrorism in any form. None of us here do.”