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Caribbean-Based Islamic Extremism Sparks Concern

A 2007 photo of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City. According to authorities, Abdul Kadir, Kareem Ibrahim and Abdel Nur, of Trinidad, are among four who were planning to blowup a fuel supply pipeline to the airport.
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A 2007 photo of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City. According to authorities, Abdul Kadir, Kareem Ibrahim and Abdel Nur, of Trinidad, are among four who were planning to blowup a fuel supply pipeline to the airport.

A recent alleged terrorist plot to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York ignites concerns about the possible rise of Islamic extremism in the Caribbean. U.S. officials arrested four men in connection with the attempt — three of whom are based in Trinidad.

NPR Correspondent Julie McCarthy is joined by foreign affairs analyst Chris Zambelis to offer analysis.

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Michel Martin is the weekend host of All Things Considered, where she draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig in to the week's news. Outside the studio, she has also hosted "Michel Martin: Going There," an ambitious live event series in collaboration with Member Stations.
Julie McCarthy has spent most of career traveling the world for NPR. She's covered wars, prime ministers, presidents and paupers. But her favorite stories "are about the common man or woman doing uncommon things," she says.