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Radical Imam Killed in Shootout with FBI in Detroit

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An FBI raid on a Detroit warehouse on Wednesday ended in a shootout and the death of radical black muslim separatist leader Lugman Ameen Abdullah. Abdullah was the leader of a Sunni fundamentalist groups called Masjid Al-Haqq which follows the teachings of jailed black nationalist and former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) and seeks to create an Islamic state under sharia law inside the United States.

The raid was not related to terrorist activity, but focused on a variety of more mundane crimes, including arson, fraud, hijacking, vehicle theft and illegal weapons possession by felons. The membership of the gang-like congregation of Abdullah’s mosque fits a now-familiar pattern, consisting largely of ex-convicts converted to Islam in prison.

Ten members of the group were charged in the warrants executed in the raid by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and while most cooperated with FBI agents and surrendered, Abdullah opened fire on the federal agents and several of the suspects fled during the gunfight.

Although this raid was only related to conventional crimes, the FBI has been gathering evidence of possible terrorist actions by the group, based on Abdullah’s stated intention to commit mass acts of violence and to carry on an “offensive jihad.”

Many in the Detroit muslim community disagree with the FBI’s view of Abdullah and his followers. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations described Abdullah as “charitable” and said that he “would open up the mosque to homeless people…I knew nothing of him that was related to any nefarious or criminal behavior.”

Although the FBI had expected more resistence from other members of the group, no one but Abdullah fought back. Six suspects were arrested, and one of the three who escaped was arrested in Canada on Thursday. Two remain at large.

FBI reports on the group contain transcripts of extensive diatribes by Abdullah condemning American society. An affadavit reports that he said “We are going to have to fight against the Kafir. They are smashing the Muslims all over the world and then we sit here like everything is all right.”

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  • Ruvy

    Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations described Abdullah as “charitable” and said that he “would open up the mosque to homeless people…I knew nothing of him that was related to any nefarious or criminal behavior.”

    And here we see CAIR, the front group with the neat suits and the nice haircuts, talking up terrorists like they were members of a church social. No matter how much powder you put on the pig, his stink never goes away.

    The Wahhabi formula – my way or the chopping block – one “bro” sticking up for another.

    Uh huh…. So you have the Wahhabi trash amongst you too, all over your jails, all over your slums – the hate heresy masquerading as Islam.

    Nice.

    Way to go, America!!

  • Jordan Richardson

    Interesting.

    The “Wahhabi formula” seems an awful lot like the “Ruvy formula.”

    Of course, Ruvy views any attempt at Arab nationalism to be an affront to his very existence, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he confuses (frequently) Wahhabism with the ideology of guys like Qutb and other extremists.

  • Ruvy

    The “Wahhabi formula” seems an awful lot like the “Ruvy formula.”

    I have no problems with Arabs nationalism – except where it specifies that either resident Jews must be kiled – or that Israel, OUR expression of national identity, must be destroyed.

    In other words, put simply, my attitude is defensive, and adopted to protect my homeland and my brethren. If the Arabs want countries stretching from Morocco to Mesopotamia, bless them; they should all live and be well and be happy.

    But when they start screaming ,i>el yahúd klabná (the Jews are our dogs) or mawt al yahúd, that’s when, so far as I’m concerned, they ought to die.

    And just to be clear for all the less than bright individuals reading this, the “Palestinian” Arabs have a country, one that comprises 77% of Mandate Palestine; it’s called Jordan. So, let’s not see any crap here about the alleged “rights of the Palestinians” and all that other garbage. If the resident Arabs in the Land of Israel want to live in peace, let them. If not they can leave.

    The fact of the matter, Jordan, whether you want to admit to it or not (and you don’t), is that you are just as much an infidel to the Wahhabi trash as I. They want you to either convert – or die. And you do not live within walking distance, or even a camel ride, of Nejd, where the Wahhabi come from originally.

  • Lumpy

    Jordan. As a Canadian do u think it tells us anything significant that the suspects who escaped this raid tried to hide out in Canada?

  • Zedd

    I find it interesting that “arson, fraud, hijacking, vehicle theft and illegal weapons possession” are considered mundane crimes.

    Is it because the term “terrorism” has taken on such an ominous meaning that the individual elements that would cause terror are not considered to be relevant until they are formally labeled “acts of terrorism”?

  • Scooby

    Zedd, The FBI must charge suspects with all of the evidence they have collected. Even though we can pretty much assume they’re terrorist and were going to commit terrorist acts, there is no law actually against terrorism itself. That’s why, if we were to charge the 9/11 planers in the U.S. courts, they would be charged with the murder of 3,000 people, not the actual act of terrorism.