Al-Faisal Extradition Hearing Pushed Back

The extradition hearing of controversial Muslim Cleric Sheikh Abdullah Al-Faisal has again been pushed back to February.

Al-Faisal was scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish court in Half Way Tree this morning.

His attorney, Bert Samuels spoke with Nationwide News.

The extradition hearing is to determine whether Al-Faisal is to be sent to the United States to stand trial for terrorism-related charges.

In August 2017, the controversial Muslim cleric was arrested on a provisional warrant under the Mutual Legal Assistant Treaty after he was accused by US Authorities of engaging in terrorism-related activities.

The US says they have evidence that Al-Faisal, used various social media websites to recruit persons around the world, including undercover police officers in New York, to join the militant group ISIS.

Earlier in December the US also blacklisted Al-Faisal.

He has been placed on that blacklist for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for the militant group, ISIS.

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