Luqman Ameen Abdullah was killed in an FBI raid after attempts to complete an arrest warrant. A shootout between imam Abdullah, some of his followers and the FBI resulted in the death. Update 11-1-09 below.
The shooting occured at a warehouse in Dearborn, MI. An FBI spokesperson said Abdullah refused to surrender and fired a weapon at the federal agents. A 2-year investigation named 11 people in a criminal complaint.Abdullah's oldest son Mujahid Carswell (30) was arrested by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police today. Two men are still sought: Yassir ali Khan (30) and Mohammad Philistine of Ontario.
Thomas (53) is an American born convert to Islam. The original mosque was located at 4118 Joy Road in Detroit. In January 2009, the members were evicted for non-payment of property taxes by the Detroit Police.
The mosque members are reportedly American born blacks. Abdullah was the prayer leader of a small and violence-oriented mosque following Islamic Ummah. As with all Islamic organizations, Ummah's mission is to set up an Islamic caliphate in the U.S., and throughout the world governed by Sharia Law.
Abdullah told followers that it was their "duty to oppose the FBI and the government and it does not matter if they die" and to "simply shoot a cop in the head" if they wanted the officer's bulletproof vest, Leon wrote.According to the criminal complaint, other defendants are:
The affidavit also said bombs, guns and even the recipe for TNT were among Abdullah's regular topics with his allies. Group members and former members said they were "willing to do anything Abdullah instructs and/or preaches, even including criminal conduct and acts of violence," the FBI agent wrote.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Williams also known as Mohammad Abdul Bassir
Gregory Stone also known as Muhammad Abdul Salaam, Gun Man and Norman Shields
Dewayne Edwards Davis also known as Abdul Saboor
Mujahid Abdullah also known as Mujahid Carswell (Luqman Abdullah's oldest son)
Detric Lamont Driver also known as Abdullah Beard
Mohammad Philistine also known as Mohammad Al-Sahli
Yassir Ali Khan
Adam Hussain Ibraheem
Garry Lavern Porter also known as Mujahid
Ali Abdul Raquib
As expected, CAIR's (Council on American-Islamic Relations) executive director Dawud Walid claims that Abdullah opened the mosque to the homeless, and fed the indigent at a soup kitchen - that would happen right after the prayers to Allah to destroy democracy and hand the country to Islam.
Sources said to be close to Luqman Ameen Abdullah participated in the two-year investigation, gathering recorded conversations.
Abdullah received at least 20 percent of any profit and claimed the "Prophet Muhammad said that it is okay to participate in theft; as long as that person prays, they are in a good state," Leone wrote in the affidavit.This report opens with this ominous statement:
From Washington to the personal homes of federal agents, the suspects involved in Wednesday's raids in metro Detroit allegedly targeted a wide range of places and people.All radical Islamicists want to duplicate or do more than the terror that happened on September 11, 2001 - unless they can't, and then the goal is, whatever terror can be achieved. If terror cannot be wrought, then the plan is to steal from others and live off of the booty. From the 43-page indictment:
• In November 2008, Abdullah talked with an undercover agent about a doctor captured in Afghanistan who had been wanted by the FBI Abdullah then talked about jihad and going after what he called "super agents." "Trail them, follow them, know where they house is at. ... Deal with them, deal with them the way, the way they supposed to be dealt with. ... It's not that complicated, man. ...You got hundreds of agents right down there off of, off of Michigan" Avenue. The reference was to the FBI's Detroit office.There are numerous discussions about killing police in the complaint. Was this all talk and no action - other than firing on a federal officer? Was Abdullah a talker and not a doer? I don't know. Debbie Schlussel has an interesting take on this, and talks about the greater threat of the "non-Black Arab Muslims... in the area:
• Abdullah then talked about jihad and going after what he called "super agents." "Trail them, follow them, know where they house is at. ... Deal with them, deal with them the way, the way they supposed to be dealt with. ... It's not that complicated, man. ...You got hundreds of agents right down there off of, off of Michigan" Avenue. The reference was to the FBI's Detroit office.
• While in Atlanta, Abdullah said of their police officers: "Their department will have a bad day when they deal with me."
• "Abdullah informed" an undercover agent "that a member of his community in Detroit had shot police officers."
• He referred to Washington as a possible target.
Sadly, this has been a repeated pattern throughout the country. The FBI uses informants to recruit Black (and other) Muslim converts to discuss planning a terrorist attack because they’re too lazy and too politically correct to go after the far more serious threat of Muslim Arabs who are already engaging in this activity, without prompting or entrapment from an outside FBI impetus.Update 11-01-09:
This report says that "hundreds" turned for Luqman Ameen Abdullahs funeral in Detroit yesterday.
...hushed prayers Saturday at the funeral for a slain Detroit mosque leader while authorities across the border in Canada made the final two arrests in a criminal case that is stirring some anger in the Muslim community.Mourners spoke of him as a generous man and a "good brother." According to the report, "no one metioned the FBI's claim that he had a violent, anti-government ideology." Abdullah told his followers to "simply shoot a cop in the head." He tried and he failed. And he died. Will the day ever come in a community like this, when Muslims can say " I thought he was a good man. I didn't know about this background, and now that I know, I condemn it," rather than ignoring that one of theirs was a menace to the country?
Everyone named in the arrest warrant are now in custody, including Abdullah's son, Carswell.