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Posted on 10/28/2009 4:56:02 PM PDT by Cindy
October 28, 2009
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Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations One Subject Fatally Shot During Arrest
United States Attorney Terrence Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Detroit, Michigan, and Police Chief Warren Evans, Detroit Police Department (DPD), Detroit, Michigan announced a federal complaint was unsealed today charging Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a.Christopher Thomas, and 10 others with conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including theft from interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, illegal possession and sale of firearms, and tampering with motor vehicle identification numbers. The eleven defendants are members of a group that is alleged to have engaged in violent activity over a period of many years, and known to be armed.
In light of the information that the charged individuals were believed to be armed and dangerous, special safeguards were employed by law enforcement to secure the arrests without confrontation. During the arrests today, the suspects were ordered to surrender. At one location, four suspects surrendered and were arrested without incident. Luqman Ameen Abdullah did not surrender and fired his weapon. An exchange of gun fire followed and Abdullah was killed. An FBI canine was also killed during the exchange.
Abdullah was the leader of part of a group which calls themselves Ummah (the brotherhood), a group of mostly African-American converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law governed state within the United States. The Ummah is ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is serving a state sentence in USP Florence, CO, ADMAX, for the murder of two police officers in Georgia. As detailed in the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint that was unsealed today, Abdullah has espoused the use of violence against law enforcement, and has trained members of his group in use of firearms and martial arts in anticipation of some type of action against the government. Abdullah and other members of this group were known to carry firearms and other weapons.
The 11 individuals charged include:
Luqman Abdullah (aka Christopher Thomas), age 53, of Detroit, Michigan. Abdullah is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes, 18 U.S.C. Sale or Receipt of Stolen Goods Transported in Interstate Commerce, 18 U.S.C. 922(d) Providing Firearms or Ammunition to a Person Known to be a Convicted Felon, 18 U.S.C. 931 Possession of Body Armor by a Person Convicted of a Violent Felony, 18 U.S.C. 551 altering or Removing Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers. Mohammad Abdul Salaam (aka Gregory Stone), age 45, of Detroit, Michigan. Salaam is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes, 18 U.S.C. Sale or Receipt of Stolen Goods Transported in Interstate Commerce. Abdullah Beard (aka Detric Lamont Driver), age 37, of Detroit, Michigan. Beard is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Abdul Saboor (aka Dwayne Edward Davis), age 37, of Detroit, Michigan. Saboor is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Mujahid Carswell (aka Mujahid Abdullah), age 30, of Detroit, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Carswell is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Adam Ibraheem, age 38, of Detroit, Michigan. Ibraheem is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Gary Laverne Porter (aka Mujahid LNU), age 59 of Detroit, Michigan. Porter is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes, 18 U.S.C. 922(g) Possession of Firearms or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. Ali Abdul Raqib, age 57, of Detroit, Michigan. Raqib is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Mohammad Alsahi (aka Mohammad Palestine), age 33, of Ontario, Canada. Alsahi is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Yassir Ali Khan, age 30, of Ontario, Canada and Warren, Michigan. Khan is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes. Mohammad Abdul Bassir (aka Frankin D. Roosevelt Williams, age 50 , of Ojibway Correctional Facility. Bassir is charged with:
18 U.S.C. 371 Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes, 18 U.S.C. Sale or Receipt of Stolen Goods Transported in Interstate Commerce, 18 U.S.C. 1341 Mail Fraud 18 U.S.C. 922(d) Providing Firearms or Ammunition to a Person Known to be a Convicted Felon, 18 U.S.C. 922(g) Possession of Firearms or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. 18 U.S.C. 551 Altering or Removing Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers. Additionally, two federal search warrants were executed at 4467 Tireman Avenue, Detroit Michigan, and 9278 Genessee Street, Detroit, Michigan. The affidavits for these search warrants are sealed.
This case was jointly worked by the FBI, DPD, JTTF, and the United States Attorneys Office Eastern District of Michigan. We would like to express our appreciation to the Detroit Public Schools, Dearborn Police Department, Madison Heights Police and Fire Departments, and the members of JTTF for their assistance in this matter.
At the time of this release, Mujahid Carswell, Mohammad Alsahi and Yassir Ali Khan were still at large. Anyone with information regarding the location of these individuals should contact the FBI at (313) 965-2323.
A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A trial cannot be held on felony charges in a complaint. When the investigation is completed a determination will be made whether to seek a felony indictment.
"Luqman Ameen Abdullah did not surrender and fired his weapon. An exchange of gun fire followed and Abdullah was killed. An FBI canine was also killed during the exchange."
Unemployed 30 somethings ~ it’s happening already.
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.
Basically nothing more than a gang of criminals wearing Halloween costume African outfits.
Note: My sympathy to the FBI agent in charge of the canine who was killed today. It’s hard to lose a good dog.
I think they can safely drop the charges against one of them.
Sounds like the community lost a leader who deserves greater understanding and respect from the media.
I’m referring to the dog.
The Moslem can go to hell.
With a bacon sandwich.
One of them was in his 50s. This group is apparently run (long distance, I guess) by the former H. Rapp Brown, the sixtyish radical who is in the maximum security facility in Florence, CO with a life sentence for the murder of two policemen.
Pity they didn’t give him the death penalty. That would have prevented this whole show from happening.
Too bad about the dog, he was serving his country
and deserves accolades.
H.Rap Brown? Man, the rotten fruit doesn’t fall
far enough from the peachtree.
Oprah ... Ummah
Sorry couldn’t resist.
Hope these scum rot in hell.
Wow, H. Rap Brown. That’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.
Note: Photo included.
“Imam Killed, 10 Others Arrested in Detroit Case”
October 28, 2009
SNIPPET: “Luqman Ameen Abdullah, formerly Christopher Thomas, is accused of being the ringleader of a radical Muslim separatist movement that wanted a state in America governed by Shariah law.”
SNIPPET: “Abdullah saw himself and his followers “as soldiers at war against the United States government and against non-Muslims.
A second informant recorded Abdullah asking for $5,000 to “do something” during the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit. If innocents were to be hurt, “it’s going to be legitimate,” Abdullah said. He complained that “Kafir” or non-believers, were watching him “ridiculously closely.” Still, he said he carried “some violence [in me] because of what they did to Imam Jamil [Al-Amin].”
SNIPPET: “The Investigative Project on Terrorism will have more on this story Thursday. Read the full complaint here. See coverage in the Detroit Free Press here and the Detroit News here.”
Thanks for the ping, Cindy.
You’re welcome fanfan.
Thanks for the ping. Three from ON?
Well one was from Warren. Guess I’ll better tonight.
Multiple thread on the news forum regarding this story
The criminal complaint is very detailed, and chilling.
Yes it is and you’re welcome Browardchad.