October 29, 2009, - 5:16 am

What You Won’t Hear About the Detroit Islamic Terror Raids: Priorities, Shmiorities; The CAIR Connection

By Debbie Schlussel

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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40 Responses

Imagine my horror at NOT seeing this story reported on ANY tv news program last night. Thanks to the ever vigilant Debbie for posting the SKINNY on these killers. I think a raid is long over due. This is only one “hate group’ out of what I’m sure are many to get popped. I hope there are plans to go for much bigger fish, but will is go down? Not with Andy Area in the mix.

Nice work Debb.

ward on October 29, 2009 at 7:59 am

After reading the 45 page complaint yesterday I almost wanted laugh. All I could muster up was a head shake, side to side. As usual, Debbie, you are right on the mark.

Alive in Cyprus on October 29, 2009 at 8:08 am

I want all these people including the others mentioned in this article apprehended. I have never felt so absolutely hopeless about this country. It just gets worse and worse.

Caitlynn on October 29, 2009 at 8:09 am

Of course more smaller groups willget popped just for the PR while the big boys is Dearborn keep raking in the cash as our ‘authorities’ look the other way. What’s it gonna take for people in this country to wake up? We all know and it wont be pretty

ward on October 29, 2009 at 8:15 am

Makes sense to me, if for no other reason than the present generation of federal agents come from a much different society than say Hoover’s boys.

Of special note is today we can see how late at night our Dear Leader, Obama, has been practicing his salute, even if before caskets of those who gave the ultimate in defense of our Country, while dithering over his strategy for Afghanistan. Here’s his picture…who took this and who made it available and for what reasons…mere propaganda and so very disgusting!

Is it any wonder why the greatest country on this planet is still fighting these barbarians?

Generation of narcissists in control.

RJ on October 29, 2009 at 8:15 am

This is disturbing on many levels.

Lorimor on October 29, 2009 at 8:23 am

Articles like this keep me focused and aware.
Maybe the government is trying to develop more conflicts between black and white while sucking up to the head islamic cheese. CAIR needs to be extracted from our country like those mexican gangs out west. Big sweeps.

Joe on October 29, 2009 at 8:41 am

Just think, if you live in Detroit area, everytime you fill up your gas tank,or go to the corner store…..where is that money going to end up? I always fill up at meijers or krogers.

Salb on October 29, 2009 at 9:19 am

Perhaps I missed it Debbie, I did NOT hear this until this morning on FOX news… National. I had a busy day yesterday, but did not here anything at all on the local level. You would think a newsworthy story such as this would have made it..Continue your great work. I will pass it on.

sharon on October 29, 2009 at 10:01 am

Salb I also fuel up at Meijer, sometimes Costco, it’s principal. Smoke shops are islam owned for the most part as well. I’ve been treated like crap(and returned the favor) at a couple of them as crack heads were catered to.lol
Sharon, it was on news 4 here in metro detroit, about 5pm?

One can only hope that this is only a start. Doubtful though.

Joe on October 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

Gee – I guess the black guys don’t have connections with federal higher ups. In the Age Of Obama, its a telling irony that white Islamists are spared from the danger of a government crackdown on their activities. Political correctness shields them and not black Muslims. Incredible!

NormanF on October 29, 2009 at 10:22 am

Ward & Sharon, Just fyi, WXYZ-TV Channel 7 had decent coverage of this on the 11pm newscast. They EVEN mentioned the ISLAM connection!! 😉

N: You give Channel 7 way too much credit. All three newscasts said “Islam,” but all, including Channel 7 continue to pander the the Arab Muslim groups in town and slant their news accordingly. These nescasters all host Islamic groups’ events and banquets, then pander to them in the news. Channel 7 didn’t get that this group is nothing compared to the Arab Muslim threat the FBI ignores on a regular basis . . . you know, what this entire post is about. DS

Nesh on October 29, 2009 at 10:30 am

It looks like Luqman Abdullah is wearing a headdress that Sikhs wear, not a Muslim. He should be wearing the typical raghead cloth, unless all they taught in the mandatory Prison Jihad School is how to blow up all of us infidels.

As to the Gitmo terrorist prisoners, if they have to bring them into the U.S., put them in the maximum security military prison side of Leavenworth. Even though these incarcerated military guys have committed crimes, there have to be some that are pro American and would bring down some prison justice on these terrorists.

Jarhead on October 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

This story is more an indictment of the radicals being created within the confines of our burgeoning prison system than it is of the evils of radical Islam. I know the fear based community represented so ably here would prefer to not address the fact that the USA leads the world in prison population and would rather vilify Islam, but that is simply not the case. Take a look at the radical flavor of Islam that has been developed within our nation in our own over active prison system. “Moorish Science Temple” has as much to do with Islam as a screwball capping abortionists does with Christianity.

16 Shells from a 30.06 on October 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm

The FBI & their red headed step child, ICE have been picking the low hanging fruit for years and then spinning the story into the crime of the century to garner national headlines.

This is what ICE did during the Bush years when they spent 10-12 months to prepare for each meat packing plant raid. All the major news organizations lead with the first half dozen or so of those dog and pony shows. A couple of hundred “criminal” arrests were made, which resulted in “time served” & deportation a few weeks after the raids. All the criminal arrests were later thrown out by an unanimous Supreme Court because ICE couldn’t even make real criminal cases due to political restraints that have always plagued immigration enforcement in the U.S.

The recent FBI “sting” operation that resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old Jordanian accused of trying to blow up a downtown Dallas office tower falls into the same category. The FBI went out of there way to say this whack job was not connected with any Muslim or Jihad organization. Based on my experience, I would guess this fool acted alone after being talked into being stupid by the FBI undercover operatives.

Bonzer Wolf on October 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I wouldn’t have picked up on this if you hadn’t written about it. My initial impression is that the Govt. finally did something good. There’s really a news gap. Bureaucrats always distort things to make themselves look good, but in this case it’s life-threatening.

Little Al on October 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

When I want to know what’s REALLY going on in matters like this, I read -and trust – Debbie. G-d bless.

We need more people like you.

Not Ovenready on October 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Maybe our government and law enforcement agencies will wake up when another serious terror attack occurs on our soil. Until then, these people will do the mininum and go after the least threatening. Because our government is in bed with the Saudi’s. And they want to spin it as to appease the American public. I’m a proud American and love my country. But, currently I’m ashamed of what the Obamanation Adminstration allows and is doing. Hopefully, the 2010 elections will bring us something positive in the direction America takes. We the people cannot allow Obama or his croonies to be re-elected in 2012. I would love to see Bobby Jindel (not sure on surname spelling) the governor of LA to run for president in 2012.

Tenn Scholar on October 29, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Bonzer Wolf, you really need to get educated on topics you comment on. Your comments are pathetic. When you comment with substance, maybe people will listen to you.

wake up on October 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    WAKE UP, I worked as a federal criminal investigator for over 30 years. I know of what I speak. You sir are the one who does not know your ass from your elbow. Get a clue and then get back to me.

    Bonzer Wolf on October 30, 2009 at 1:13 am

‘Heard that a police dog was also shot and killed when this all went down. May he (the dog) rest in peace!

pauleshar on October 29, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I am just going to say thank you Debbie and I fully agree with you.

Daniel. on October 29, 2009 at 11:42 pm

According to some media, the black “imam” was converted to radical Islam while in prison…So, who was behind that? Who converted the black “imam” fellow to radical Islam? Furthermore, the three fugitives who fled to Canada (one was the son of the imam — the other two are white and have been described as Sunni radicals…where do they come from? And, how did they enter Canada? What are their connections? All questions interested parties would like to know…

twocents on October 30, 2009 at 12:28 am

Bonzer Wolf, then you should know the FBI did not talk anyone into ‘being stupid’ because the US Attorney’s Office wouldn’t have accepted it.

It’s hard enough on law enforcement to get their job done (in the public arena) these days without you, of all past professions, adding fuel to the fire by negatively surmising about what an agency did. Read the complaint attached to the post about the story.

Your past career seems to be with INS/ICE. If so, you should have been able to run with whatever type of case you wanted to work (since there weren’t many checks and balances then) and could have had more work than any one agent could handle.

Pathetic = insults with profanity these days?? Way to be professional and have an adversarial discussion.

wake up on October 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I never worked for INS. Apparently you can’t even read a biography I spent 20 years working complex investigations with the U.S. Customs Office of Investigations. I am very familiar with sting operations. Sting operations pick low hanging fruit. Morons, wannabe’s, whack jobs primarily respond to these UC operations. I can’t tell you how many child pornography search warrants I went on and the only contraband found was supplied by the government through a sting. The same happened with many arms control munitions cases. Stings primarily catch idiots and make big headlines for the agency. It’s much more difficult to catch the big fish.

    I don’t have any sympathy for these morons. They deserve to get convicted and go to jail. But taxpayers are not getting the best bang for their buck from stings. Undercover operations in general and Stings in particular are extremely expensive to operate and field offices use them to pad their budgets. The results don’t justify the massive “off budget” expenses. Field offices have learned over the years, how to manipulate the system to get the most taxpayer money for SACs to “buy” headlines.

    Again, I have been there, done that. I am just the messenger. If you don’t like the message, take it up with your representatives in Congress who have failed to exercise oversight over the executive branch for decades.

    Bonzer Wolf on October 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I can’t figure out the connection between Blacks and Islam. The majority of all Black slave went East NOT West. East to the Lands of Ialam!

burt on October 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

We should kill them people all.Islam time is up
be crush and flushed in the pigs blood.

mtom on October 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I hope you dont get hit by a car lol

    Muslim on November 3, 2009 at 2:08 am

Bonzer Wolf, I guess I should have guessed when you stated you had 30 years as a criminal investigator that I should have known it was with the US Customs Service, since apparently there are not any other agencies out there that conduct complex investigations.

I am not ridiculing the work done by your former agency, but to think that complex investigations, including controlled deliveries and knock and talk child porn investigations were more complex than any other investigations is crazy. All the agencies had low hanging fruit cases as well as conspiracy cases that involved several years of investigation to come to a successful conclusion.

The low hanging fruit was as necessary as the less frequent
bigger cases. You and I know that we all strived for those better cases, but they are less common. To say that the FBI or any other agency is only conducting ‘dog and pony shows’ is a discredit to all law enforcement.

Any one who has worked in Federal Law Enforcement should know that the bigger, more complex cases were rare and came around less frequently than the low hanging fruit cases, and that some, if not most agents were not interested or capable of conducting those investigations. The reasons why are irrelevant.

You are not the only agent to have ‘been there, done that!’, and I disagree with your comments. IMO, the government is fighting an uphill battle against the war on criminals, and have overcome that adversity time and time again. IMO, you, as as former 30 veteran criminal investigator should be supportive of your government. If you are not, then why do you remain living in the government you think is not up to par?

wake up on October 31, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I am done with responding to you on DS blog, Wake Up. You can take it over to Bonzer Wolf if you want. This is not the appropriate forum for me to correct your flawed reasoning.

    Bonzer Wolf on October 31, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Sorry, Wake Up, I thought you were intelligent enough to click on “Bonzer Wolf” & go to my website. My bad. I should have realized that a pathetic moron who thinks a citizen who wants to hold the federal government accountable should leave the country, couldn’t do that. I will make it simple. Click the following link to go to my blog. Then click on profile.


    Bonzer Wolf on November 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm

      There you go again Bonzer Wolf, no valid arguement, so you resort to ignorant antics. That tells me all I needed to know about you.

      Your kind were and always have been the self inflated ego ‘super agents’ that really didn’t do anything of substance their whole career. 30 years of collecting a free paycheck and running around beating your chest about how great you are, while the hard workers rolled up their sleeves and did your job as well as their own.

      That is why you can’t fathom that I really don’t care about visiting your website. You are too busy wanting people to see how great you are/were. Get over yourself, your only important to your family and the few friends you may have.

      wake up on November 1, 2009 at 7:23 pm

        LMAO. How would you know what I did in my career or what I want people to think, if you didn’t go to the site? You are a moron who knows nothing about my career or anything else based on your moronic posts in this forum. LOL. I can’t stop laughing at you. Seriously.

        Bonzer Wolf on November 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I think everyone is avoiding the real problem. Its not the Iraqis or the Iran’s leader, or even the Saudis…. its the religion.

We as Americans do not have the guts to fight a Religious Jihad. After 9/11 why didn’t we destroy 3000 mosques in retaliation instead of wasting time going after Saddam?

Killing this Iman was just a blip, but destroying the mosque that would make a statement. We as Americans tolerate religious diversity very well but it does have limits, and you crossed over the line.

Richard Allen on October 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    yes – u r exactly right!.

    indian on September 11, 2010 at 12:24 am

You just made my point for me. Thanks.

wake up on November 2, 2009 at 6:19 am

Dawud Walid Of CAIR-MI is a lying cheating whore.

Kimberly on November 6, 2009 at 8:34 am

as far as im concerned i think that this whole country is out of control. i feel that this was something that is totally blown or of control… rasism is getting worse day by day, and if we dont come together as a nation things will only get worse. im young and i dont know much about what happened. but i do know that his life could have been spared.. the government obviously had something to hide by assinating this innocent man… debbie. you stated in your artical that these men were NOT terroriest. there was no evidence to show that these people were involved in terroriest activities. so what was so bad that these people were doin that this man was gunned down and shot 18 times. regargless to the fact that they may have been involved in iligal activities, what right did the FBI agents have to gun down this man with so many shots. he was also handcuffed when he was brought into the morgue. so this means that he was killed with the handcuffs on. this was an act of pure hate towards muslims. i hope that his death is brought to justice. when i found out about this i was floored. this community is very shaken by this tragedy, and i hope for future reference that we as a nation can come together. i know this is a long shot. and something that has been dreamt about for years. its something that is inevitable. something ironic that will never come to pass. i feel sorry for america.

windsorangel on November 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

This fool is wearing a turban like Hindu Sikhs wear, but Hindu Sikhs are not Muslins. Does this fool know that? he should be dressing like that crazy drag queen from Libya, Momaur Gonedaffy with the gowns and bathrobes he runs around in as he flees from his revolutionists trying to kill him.

Gary Ward on July 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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