The Michigan Citizen which cites itself as being "America's most progressive community newspaper", needs a reality check. The raid on this Mosque and killing of an admitted enemy of America, had nothing to do with them being black or poor. Did it ever to occur to Muslims and their leftist supporters that continually playing the victim card, is like crying wolf? People are not buying it anymore.
FBI murders Detroit Imam, targets Muslims nationally
Imam Luqman Abdullah’s mosque predominantly Black, poor
By Diane Bukowski
DETROIT — Over 1,000 Muslims from all over the country attended the funeral of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah at the Muslim Center of Detroit on W. Davison Oct. 31. Imam Abdullah, 53, the leader of the Masjid El-Haqq mosque, was shot to death Oct. 28 in an FBI “terrorism task force” raid at a Dearborn warehouse.
“Imam Luqman had faith and constantly strived to righteous deeds,” said Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid, of Harlem’s Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, in published remarks during the funeral, “Imam Luqman had the consciousness, taqwa … I never heard him discuss any subject whatsoever, even sports, without talking about Allah.”
The mosque, whose membership is primarily Black, is located in a poor Detroit neighborhood on Clairmount near Linwood. The FBI also raided two homes on Tireman and Genesee in Detroit.
Twelve members of the mosque, including the Imam’s son Mujahid Carswell, have been arrested. A federal complaint against eleven of them, unsealed the day of the raid, cites charges of dealing in stolen goods, weapons possession and sales, and mail and insurance fraud. There are no “terrorism”-related charges. It says four of the 11 previously served prison time.
Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Division of the FBI Andrew Arena claimed that Imam Abdullah had opened fire inside the warehouse, which was returned by the FBI and other members of the task force, including the Dearborn police.
Imam Abdullah shot 18 times
Imam Adullah’s family members, who washed his body for burial in the Muslim custom, said he was shot at least eighteen times. The FBI reportedly airlifted a police dog killed during the melee but accorded no medical attention to the Imam.
“Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah was known in Detroit for his many, many years of work feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. Instead of assassinating such leaders who help the people, the FBI should be raiding the bankers who are behind the growing hunger and homelessness,” said Mike Shane of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (MECAWI).
MECAWI planned a demonstration against the raid in front of the McNamara Federal Building Nov. 5. In a flier, the group noted that the FBI-charged Black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey with mail fraud in the 1920s, worked with the KKK in murders and attacks on civil rights workers in the 50s and 60s, and likely orchestrated the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. The FBI also raided, arrested and murdered Black Panther Party and American Indian Movement members in the 1960s.
In 2006, paid FBI provocateur and hate webcaster Hal Turner of New Jersey called on his audience to lynch former U.S. Congresswoman and Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney while she was still in office. Her objections, relayed to the Justice Department, met with no response.
The federal complaint against the Detroit Muslims paints Imam Abdullah as a radical advocate of the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.
It describes 10 undercover operations (UCO’s) authorized by the U.S. Justice Department against the mosque. They involved the transport and sale of goods “which the defendants believed were from out-of-state.”
All of the operations were instigated by the informants, as was the gathering at the Dearborn warehouse. The Detroit News reported that the warehouse itself was actually FBI-controlled.
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