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Radical Muslim cleric returns

Associated Press / January 24, 2010

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KINGSTON - A radical Muslim cleric who served time in a British jail for inciting murder and stirring racial hatred has arrived in Jamaica, the second time he was deported to his native country. Abdullah el-Faisal arrived in Kingston by private jet Friday night after he traveled from Burkina Faso to Antigua via Cape Verde, authorities said. It is unclear where Faisal will live. Deputy police chief Glenmore Hinds said Friday that police will maintain surveillance on him but did not provide specifics.

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