AP | CBSNews.com | May 28, 2011
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable says Jamaica could potentially become an incubator for Islamic extremism, especially with the return of a Muslim cleric convicted of whipping up racial hatred in Britain.
The February 2010 dispatch expresses concern about a deportee from Britain known as Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal (Pictured), noting that several Jamaican-born men have been involved in acts of terrorism over the last decade.
It says el-Faisal's return to Jamaica in January 2010 "raises serious concerns regarding the propensity for Islamist extremism in the Caribbean at the hands of Jamaican born nationals."
U.S. officials had no immediate comment Friday. Attempts to interview el-Faisal have been repeatedly rebuffed.