With the recent revelation of the ongoing involvement of Trinidad and Tobago nationals with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), many citizens are now wary of how this issue will be dealt with by this country’s National Security agencies. While there has been much commentary on that front, religious leaders have also been making their contribution on the matter.
In an interview with the Power Breakfast Show this morning, Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Clive Dottin expressed his views on the state of radicalism in religion and the association of ISIS.
He highlighted the fact that Christian churches in Trinidad and Tobago are under attacked similarly to other churches around the world. He added that T&T is accustom to sweeping things under the carpet but this must stop.
Dottin admits that terrorism is a war that is difficult to control, however he does not fully agree with measures being suggested to deal with the issue as such action may potentially backfire.
He also believes that freedom to choose a religion is the right of every individual.