The 26th April 2019 will surely be recorded as a day of infamy, for it is the date when the Granger Administration’s Members of Parliament successfully passed a motion to eulogize convicted international terrorist Abdul Kadir. What message has our nation delivered to a World reeling from terrorist attacks on a seemingly daily basis? The headlines screamed of hundreds dead from suicide bombings in Sri Lanka; of the deadly shooting deaths in New Zealand; uncertainty pervades every major city on the planet, nowhere is safe and amidst all of this our National Assembly is offering an official seal of approval to a disciple of the infamous Iranian terrorist Mohsen Rabbani. Abdul Kadir had indeed served as a PNC MP but the shame he brought to our dear land with his involvement in terrorist activities, negates that service. Abdul Kadir is a blot on our book and he should not be celebrated as a highlight.
The specific charges Kadir was convicted of were: conspiracy to attack a public transportation system, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f; conspiracy to destroy a building by fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(n); conspiracy to attack aircraft and aircraft materials, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 32; conspiracy to destroy international airport facilities, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 37; and conspiracy to attack a mass transportation facility, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1992(a)(10).
Editor, it is now up to Guyanese not connected to the Granger administration to let the civilized world know that we do not share the sympathies nor do we endorse the actions of those MP’s who delivered this message ostensibly on behalf of our nation.
I can categorically state that endorsement of terrorism, in any shape or form is not representative of my view and urge all persons and organizations to make their position known publicly.