October 29, 2009, - 5:16 am
What You Won’t Hear About the Detroit Islamic Terror Raids: Priorities, Shmiorities; The CAIR Connection
Yesterday afternoon, FBI agents raided a Dearbornistan warehouse and other locations and arrested several Muslim men whom they say were an organized Islamic terrorist cell.
Luqman Abdullah: Imam of Extremist Black Muslim Ex-Con Group
Raided Detroit Black Muslim “Terror Cell” Was Organized Around This CAIR Cause
While you might applaud that, here’s the skinny that might make you think otherwise. It’s all about lazy and politically correct priorities coupled with easy convictions and lots of great publicity.
The men were mostly Black ex-con converts to Islam, who were not involved in terrorism per se, but in criminal activity, like receiving and selling stolen merchandise (including energy drinks), the profits of which–the feds say–were going to go to terrorist activity. I doubt they can prove that, and the men haven’t been charged with any terror-related stuff. The men are identified as Luqman Ameen Abdullah a/k/a Christopher Thomas, Mohammad Abdul Bassir a/k/a Franklin D. Roosevelt Williams, Muhammad Abdul Salaam a/k/a Muhammad Addul Salaam a/k/a Gregory Stone a/k/a Gun Man a/k/a Norman Shields, Abdul Saboor a/k/a Dwayne Edward Davis, Mujahid Carswell a/k/a Mujahid Abdullah, Abdullah Beard a/k/a Detric Lamont Driver, Mohammad Phlistine a/k/a Mohammad Palestine a/k/a Mohammad Al-Sahli, Yassir Ali Khan, Adam Hussain Ibraheem, Gary Laverne Porter a/k/a Mujahid, and Ali Abdul Raqib.
Yes, the men (some of whom are still on the run) are dangerous (the head guy, Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, drew his gun and was shot and killed). And they should have been arrested. But, to be clear, in no way do I believe they were even an iota of the threat that the mostly non-Black Arab Muslims throughout Dearborn are. Not even close. And if you read the 45-page federal criminal complaint, it’s kind of weak in terms of evidence of an actual, specific terror plot. The Detroit Terror Cell case was infinitely much stronger than this. And the same Justice Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office got the guilty verdict in that case overturned, indicted the prosecutor (Rick Convertino, who beat the scurrilous charges), and helped the terrorists stay in the U.S. and become citizens.
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.
In this case, it was a little different because the men were already led by a radical imam (redundant phrase) who’d served jail time and advocated “violent jihad” in his sermons, as well as killing federal agents and local law enforcement. And parts of the criminal complaint are confirmation of exactly what we’ve been saying–the imam (Luqman Ameen Abdullah) of the mosque (Masjid Al-Haqq) encouraged the shooting of cops, and he beat kids until they were covered in bruises.
Also interesting is the fact that the men arrested, yesterday, were part of an Islamic group, the Ummah (“Nation” in Arabic), led by Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin a/k/a H. Rap Brown. For over a decade, I’ve followed and written about Brown–a convicted cop killer and former ’60s radical and Black Panther party official. What’s significant is that he was running this radical, terror-inclined Islamic sect from the federal Supermax facility in Colorado. It’s not the first time I’ve detailed Islamic terrorists running terror plots and recruitment from Supermax. In fact, it’s at least the third time. Can’t wait ’til the Gitmo guys get there and do it, too.
It’s significant that Brown/Al-Amin was an activist in CAIR and a cause celebre for the organization. One of my Islamic clients, a former FBI informant, bought a CAIR-produced “Free Imam Jamil” pin at a CAIR event. And, yes, CAIR is mentioned in the federal complaint against these guys. Apparently, under surveillance, the ringleader, Imam Luqman, says he got CAIR and Al-Jazeera literature on Brown/Al-Amin, and it has incited him to do violence. Predictably, CAIR-Michigan chief Dawud Walid a/k/a Delano Anthony Willis, Jr.–himself a jailhouse convert to Islam–defended Luqman as a “very respectable imam.” Whatchoo talkin’ bout Willis?
From the Affidavit of FBI Special Agent Gary Leone, one of the lead agents on the case:
In a deposition given under oath in December 2007, S-1 [DS: the FBI's confidential informant] testified that on many occasions, he has heard Luqman Abdullah advocate the spread of Islam through violent jihad, and violence against the United States government and against law enforcement. Although Abdullah knows that many of his followers are felons who converted to Islam while they were in prison, he encourages them to be armed at all times in preparation for a confrontation with law enforcement. S-1 saw and participated in extensive and regular firearms and marial arts training inside the Masjid Al-Haqq. S-1 saw Luqman Abdullah discipline children inside the mosque by beating them with sticks on their hands, knees, and legs, until they were covered with bruises including a boy Abdullah beat so badly with sticks that he was unable to walk for several days. . . .
S-1 testified that on many occasions, he heard Luqman Abdullah preach that Islam should be spread through violent jihad, and advocate violence against the government and against law enforcement. Abdullah told his followers that if the police try to take his weapons or try to apprehend him, he will respond with violence, and they will have to shoot him before they can arrest him [DS: Hey, he got his wish and is now dead.]. When he was a loyal follower of Abdullah, S-1 would repeatedly listen to a tape recording of Abdullah giving a Khutba (sermon) in 2004 and yelling, “Police, so what?” Police die too! Fed die too!” and “Do not carry a pistol if you’re going to give it up to police. You give them a bullet” rather than surrendering your weapons. S-1 heard Abdullah encourage his followers to “pick up guns and do something” rather than try to achieve their goals through peaceful means. Abdullah often referred to law enforcement officers as “the Kafir [DS: extremely derogatory Islamic term for non-Muslims] dogs.” . . . .
From quoted portions of secretly recorded statements by Imam Luqman Abdullah:
I got some, I got some violence [in me] because of what they did to Imam Jamil [Al-Amin] . . . Revenge is Islamic . . . . You got to get mad about it. . . . They send me all of this stuff [DS: video clips appearing on Al-Jazeera]. . . . CAIR and everybody send me all of this stuff. I get sick. I can’t watch. . . . What would happen if that, I’m just dwlling on that? . . . I got some soldiers with me . . . . Brothers that I know would, you know, if I say, “Let’s go, we going to go and do something,” they would do it.
Still, as someone who knows intimately what’s going on in Dearbornistan, I can tell you that the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regularly look the other way on terrorist plots and money laundering far larger and much more dangerous than what was going on in this case. Some of the cases have been those my clients and allies have reported to Famous But Incompetent and ICE (which should be called LICE, since they seem to prefer deporting mostly Latinos–because, hey, it was Juan Atta-ez who was the ringleader of the 9/11 hijackings, right?). The investigations and evidence were solid and they were large scale, and the crimes still go on because the FBI and LICE in Detroit look the other way, as they break pita at Ahmed’s Falafel Hut with open supporters of Hezbollah and HAMAS.
Some are cases which agents, themselves, have told me about–either to consult me or out of frustration that they’ve been blocked. . . like the Shi’ite Muslim money-laundering ring that sends more than $2 million a month overseas to Kuwait for an ultimate destination of various Islamic terrorist groups in the Mid-East. Both the FBI and ICE raided several Arab Muslim agencies and charities in Dearborn and around the Detroit area. And not one of those organizations (but for two tiny one-man shops, which sent chump change to the Mid-East) has ever been charged with a crime or shut down, despite the fact that they fund Hezbollah, HAMAS, and Al-Qaeda, and continue to engage in Medicaid fraud on our soil for the purpose of incidental birthright U.S. citizenship.
These arrests make the real, far more dangerous supporters of Islamic terrorism in the Detroit area happy. They get to see the abeed (“slaves,” their derogatory term for Blacks) arrested, and they get to sit pretty and continue to their regular Hezbollah funding meetings at Hamido and Adonis restaurants. In fact, federal agents called their best buddy, “former” Islamic terrorist, marriage/immigration fraud perpetrator, and FBI award revokee Imad Hamad, and alerted him to the raids. They gave him a copy of the 45-page complaint before any other member of the public. He’s their preferred terrorist. It’s far easier to get the Black people who don’t have the fundraising network to hire good lawyers, the way the Arab Islamic community in Dearborn does.
I’m glad the FBI raided and arrested these guys, but the fact is, they’re chump change and far less a threat than the organized, White Arabic Muslim community here (particular the Shi’ites). These men simply shouldn’t have been a priority. And though the feds and mainstream media are claiming these guys were going to perpetrate a terror attack on the 2006 Superbowl in Detroit, the criminal complaint and affidavit by Agent Leone says otherwise. It quotes Imam Abdullah saying he was asked to attack the Superbowl but declined because it would kill a lot of innocent people for nothing. That’s hardly a, “Wow, they were going to attack the Super Bowl.” Uh, no, they weren’t. So before you give the FBI a pat on the back, ask the FBI Michistan’s chief human-shawarma-sucker, FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena, why he’s hanging out with terrorist Imad Hamad’s daughters and looking the other way on multi-million dollar Hezbollah and HAMAS rings in his jurisdiction.
Oh, and ask him why he won’t say that Hezbollah is a bad organization and that it deserves to be on the terrorist list, instead only saying he doesn’t make the law? 300 U.S. Marines, Embassy officials, and other such American victims of Hezbollah–like Navy Diver Robert Stethem, Col. Rich Higgins, and CIA attache William Buckley–are spinning in their graves. The FBI is looking the other way on the vast Detroit-area network of their killers, and going for the easy headlines and quick convictions of a bunch of Black guys selling stolen power drinks.
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