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    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
     

    Updates on Luqman Abdullah-Related Arrests


    Here's a roundup of some of the latest headlines on the FBI's shooting of Luqman Al-Amin Abdullah, a Detroit imam, and the arrest of his son and several associates on weapons charges, among other alleged offenses not explicitly connected to terrorism by federal authorities (although the criminal complaint clearly offers up a strong implicit connection).

    You'll find some sharply diverging opinions about this case below, and around the Web. This case has the potential to become a very divisive and difficult flashpoint in terms of increasingly negative American Muslim sentiment about law enforcement and civil liberties and those who advocate a hardline stance on the investigation of potential terrorist threats in the U.S. This is also just the latest contribution to a widening rift between American Muslim institutions and the FBI.

    The negative turn seen in this case comes after a flurry of terrorism arrests on U.S. soil in recent weeks -- cases which have so far been much stronger (from a legal and evidentiary perspective) than many of the criminal prosecutions for terrorism carried out under the Bush administration.

    The controversy here has the unfortunate effect of undermining the FBI's recent push to prosecute more compelling terrorism cases. If Luqman Abdullah had not been shot, this case would likely have been seen by most people as another strong outing by the FBI.

    RCMP defends patting down of Muslim woman during raid

    Court Hearing Held For Six Tied To Muslim Group

    Probe asked in FBI's slaying of extremist imam

    Feds warn of reprisals after radical's death

    FBI 'murdered' radical Detroit imam, according to AP

    Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/11/fbi_murdered_radical_detroit_i_1.php#ixzz0Vvv1hXD4

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    Thursday, October 29, 2009
     

    Criminal Complaint on Detroit Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah


    From the complaint:
    The investigation has shown that Luqman Ameen Abdullah, Imam of the Masjid AI-Haqq, in Detroit, Michigan, is a highly placed leader of a nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group consisting primarily of African-Americans, some of whom converted to Islam while they were serving sentences in various prisons across the United States. Their primary mission is to establish a separate, sovereign Islamic state ("The Ummah") within the borders of the United States, governed by Shariah law. The Ummah is to be ruled over by Jamil Abdullah AI-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is currently serving a life sentence in the Florence, Colorado Supermax for shooting two police officers in Georgia.

    Luqman Adbullah was taped by an informant with a variety of interesting comments, including the following:
    [U]ntil you act black and believe in that you are the leaders of mankind, you are going to be astray. If you can't please the Christians and the Jews. You cannot please them until you follow their religion. [...]

    Obama is a Kafir [infidel]. McCain, all the rest of them Kufrars, are Kuffars. You can't make them a good Kafir, bad Kafir. [...]

    The premise of Allah, and Islam said, "the worst of [unintelligible], the worst
    Muslim is better than the best Kafir." [...]

    It's impossible to for you to take and change this thing around, trying to go through it the same way. You know, like, "OK, let me become a part of it then. I'm going to change it." You cannot do that. It don't work like that. And you cannot have a non-violent revolution.


    Oct. 27, 2009 Criminal Complaint, Luqman Ameen Abdullah et al.

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