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Violence brings crackdown on Muslim group

Fifteen years ago, a radical Muslim group firebombed the police headquarters here, hijacked the nation’s only television station and held Parliament hostage for six days. The failed coup by Jamaat Al-Muslimeen — the only Islamic revolt in the Western Hemisphere — left 24 dead and the prime minister with a gunshot wound in his leg. The attackers were given amnesty two years later, and the group and its charismatic leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, have since retained a measure of influence here through nebulous political connections. Full Story

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