According to the complaint, Abdullah told an informant that if the FBI came to get him: “I’ll just strap a bomb on and blow up everybody.” On another occasion, he said: “We’ve got to take out the U.S. government,” the complaint alleges.”
Luqman Ameen Abdullah:
I espoused violence to, and separatism from, the infidel
Another take down of the muslim mafia, as the Imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit, comes out with guns blazing. This incident comes on the heels of another Muslim mafia take down in which two men were arrested in a halal slaughterhouse in the suburbs of Chicago. They had been planning an attack on the Jyllands-Posten as well as the murder of Kurt Westergaard, the artist who dres the most famous picture of Mohamed of all times.
NOTE: The Tundra Tabloids mourns the loss of the police dog killed in the raid against the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque.
Detroit — The leader of a Detroit mosque who allegedly espoused violence and separatism was shot and killed Wednesday in an FBI gun battle at a Dearborn warehouse.
Luqman Ameen Abdullah, imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit, was being arrested on a raft of federal charges including conspiracy, receipt of stolen goods, and firearms offenses.
Charges were also filed against 11 of Abdullah’s followers. Eight were in custody Wednesday night awaiting detention hearings today; three remained at large.
A federal complaint filed Wednesday identified Abdullah, 53, also known as Christopher Thomas, as “a highly placed leader of a nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group.” His black Muslim group calls itself “Ummah,” or the brotherhood, and wants to establish a separate state within the United States governed by Sharia law, Interim U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg and Andrew Arena, FBI special agent in charge in Detroit, said in a joint statement.
“He regularly preaches anti-government and anti-law enforcement rhetoric,” an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit. “Abdullah and his followers have trained regularly in the use of firearms, and continue to train in martial arts and sword fighting.”
The Ummah is headed nationally by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who is serving a state sentence for the murder of two police officers in Georgia.
Early Wednesday afternoon, FBI agents and local police from the Joint Terrorism Task Force surrounded a warehouse and trucking firm on Miller Road near Michigan Avenue where Abdullah and four of his followers were hiding, said Special Agent Sandra Berchtold, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Detroit.
When agents entered the warehouse, four of the men obeyed orders to surrender but Abdullah opened fire and was shot to death, Berchtold said. An FBI dog was also shot and killed, she said.
Through a 45-page complaint filed in the case alleges Abdullah “calls his followers to an offensive jihad” and preaches that every Muslim should “have a weapon and should not be scared to use their weapon when needed,” charges in the case to not include terrorism or national security crimes.
The complaint further alleged that an armed group known as the “Sutra team” protected the mosque.
In January, when members were evicted from a building on Joy Road for non-payment of property taxes, Detroit police confiscated two firearms, about 40 knives and martial arts weapons from Abdullah’s apartment, the complaint alleged.