Skip to comments.Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations...
Posted on 10/28/2009 4:56:02 PM PDT by Cindy
October 28, 2009
Note: The following text is a quote:
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.
And FReepers think it’s just a peachy keen idea to house Gitmo prisoners here.
Let 'em rot in Cuba.
I was on a thread with people thinking that it was a great idea to house them here.
I explained what I saw at the Arab International Festival, and how a car full of Arab guys would not look out of place around these parts. Add to that, how close we are to Canada and housing them here doesn’t look quite so attractive for the rest of the country!
Come on let’s bring them up here.
However we’ll let them out, before dawn Nov. 15th, wearing brown and white clothes!!! /s
Note: The following post is a quote:
Fugitive son of Detroit Imam arrested in Windsor
Canwest News Service ^ | 2009-10-29 | Jorge Barrera and Don McArthur
Posted on October 29, 2009 12:59:50 PM PDT by Clive
The fugitive son of an Imam shot dead by U.S. federal agents Wednesday was arrested Thursday in downtown Windsor and in the custody Canadian border authorities, the FBI said in a statement.
Mujahid Carswell, 30, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, was arrested by RCMP officers at about 1 p.m. Thursday without incident after police blocked off a downtown street and surrounded a house with a tactical team. He was witnessed being whisked away in a prisoner transport van and is currently in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency on immigration violations.
Mr. Carswell is the oldest son of Lubqman Ameen Abdullah, the imam of a Detroit mosque who was killed after an exchange of gunfire with FBIagents during the raid on a warehouse in Dearborn, Mich.
Mr. Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, and 10 others, including the three fugitives, were named in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday that alleges conspiracy to commit 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.
Mr. Carswell was a member of the security Sura team that guards the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit where his father was the imam. The federal complaint, obtained by Canwest News Service, says that according to an informant, Mr. Carswell moved to Windsor and was living two blocks from the tunnel border crossing and goes to a large mosque in the city.
Mr. Carswell also trains about 60 children, ages eight to 18, in martial arts at the mosque, the federal complaint said.
. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...
Canada, U.S. join forces at Detroit-Windsor border
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | 4:27 PM ET
SNIPPET: The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has established a task force to help keep gang-related activity from crossing the U.S.-Canada border at Windsor, Ont.
Windsor police chief Gary Smith was in Detroit on Wednesday to announce a new, US-Canada task force to monitor the Detroit-Windsor border. (Dennis Porter/CBC)The Border Enforcement Security Task Force, or BEST, comprises law enforcement officers at the federal, state and local levels in the U.S. and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial Police and Windsor Police Service in Canada.
Together, those agents will cover about 1,160 kilometres of border.
The BESTs mission is clear to collaboratively identify and disrupt transnational criminal organizations exploiting our shared border, Brian Moskowitz, special agent in charge of ICEs office of investigations in Michigan and Ohio, said Wednesday morning in Detroit.
Its focus includes:
National security and terrorist threats.
Human smuggling and trafficking.
Bulk cash smuggling.
Transnational gang activities exploiting the border region.
Noting an aka — posting for archival purposes.
SNIPPET: “The second outstanding suspect from Windsor is identified in the court filing as Mohammad Philistine, also known as Mohammad Al-Sahli or Mohammad Palestine. The slain Abdullah, according to the court filing, told the FBI informant that Philistine was a “soldier and a warrior.””
Two Windsor men sought after FBI raids on radical Islamic group in Dearborn
Third suspect hails from somewhere in Ontario
BY STAR STAFF, THE WINDSOR STAR
OCTOBER 29, 2009
“Islamists Urge Government to Keep Imam’s Faith Out of Detroit Case”
October 29, 2009
SNIPPET: “The imam had driven from Detroit to northern Virginia to raise money for a jailed friend, a convicted cop killer.
“If you study the case you’ll see that it’s a conspiracy,” the imam said. “If you study what went on with him, you’ll say, ‘How in the world is he in jail?’”
But it was what Luqman Abdullah said on the way to that March 2008 fundraiser that helped bring the FBI to his door on Wednesday in what proved to be a fatal confrontation. In the car with his son and two followers, one of whom turned out to be an FBI informant, Abdullah repeated his long-standing concern that law enforcement was after him. According to a criminal complaint:
“Abdullah stated that the FBI is the enemy of Islam. Abdullah stated something to the effect, ‘If they are coming to get me I’ll just strap a bomb on and blow up everybody.’ Abdullah gave S-3 the impression that he has access to an explosive device.” [Emphasis original]
According to the FBI, Abdullah led a separatist movement which wanted “a separate, sovereign Islamic state (’The Ummah’) within the borders of the United States, governed by Shariah law. The Ummah is to be ruled over by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown.””
Thank you for the bump fanfan.
You’re welcome Cindy.
I think these guys were a bunch of Five percenter nuts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nation_of_Gods_and_Earths
A tad bit off thread topic, but posted here as an archival notation.
stepping back in time...
Note: Video included.
Quote - Snippet:
“Musa defends cop-killer - threatens U.S.”
September 9, 2001
SNIPPET: “Abdul Alim Musa, the imam of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, at UC Irvine, two days before the 9/11 attacks. The event was a benefit dinner for Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who was accused of killing a Fulton County, Ga. sheriff’s deputy serving a warrant in 2000. Al-Amin received a life sentence after being convicted of the deputy’s murder in March 2000.
Musa: Imam Jamil coined a phrase, and that phrase meant this: “If you don’t give us justice. If you don’t give us equality. If you don’t give us our share of America. If you don’t stay out of our way and leave us alone, we’re gonna burn America down.””
This is the source url for post no. 34:
“CAIR linked to FBI shootout
Gave thousands to cop-killing leader of violent sect intent on Islamizing U.S.”
Posted: October 29, 2009
10:55 pm Eastern
By Art Moore
Thanks to a special emailer for pointing to this press release.
Note: Photos included.
Note: The following text is a quote:
FBI K-9 Killed in the Line of Duty
On October 28, 2009, Federal Bureau of Investigation K-9 Freddy lost his life in the line of duty. Freddy will be returned home to Quantico, Virginia. A memorial will be held at Quantico and Freddy’s name will be added to a memorial wall.
Freddy was a Belgian Malinois. Freddy was born on February 17, 2007 and entered on duty with the FBI on September 8, 2008. In the line of duty, Freddy gave his life for his team. He will be missed by his FBI family.
Anyone who wishes to send a card to Freddy’s team members, please send them to the address below and they will be forwarded to the team:
477 Michigan Avenue, 26th Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Anyone wishing to donate money to a K-9 Law Enforcement Memorial in the memory of Freddy:
FBI Agents Association
Attn: K9 Fund-Freddy
PO Box 12650
Arlington, VA 22219
Note: Photos Included.
October 31, 2009
“MEMORIAL FOR FREDDY”
(”From: FBI Detroit”)
“US moves on domestic jihadis”
By WES BRUER
November 1, 2009 4:10 PM
PHOTO CAPTION: “Luqman Ameen Abdullah. Photo from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Fox News”
SNIPPET: “In recent months, the US has experienced an alarming rise in jihadist activity. In the last two months alone, five terror plots have been foiled by the FBI, and there have been dozens of other arrests for various related crimes, such as providing material support for terrorists. The plots have been directed at targets at home and abroad, both civilian and military. The arrests clearly demonstrate the potential for al Qaeda and other extremist groups to recruit and carry out attacks in the US.
The extent of influence by al Qaeda and allied groups is evident in their ability to convince potential terrorists in other countries to come to the US with the intention of carrying out attacks; it is also shown by the capacity of these groups to indoctrinate US citizens and nationals. The case of Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan national accused of plotting attacks in the US, stands out in what has been described as the biggest plot against America since 9/11. Listed below are the incidents that have occurred so far in 2009.”
November 02, 2009
“ASSOCIATED PRESS MURDERS TRUTH”
“FBI ‘murdered’ radical Detroit imam, according to AP”
By BILL ROGGIO
November 1, 2009 9:19 AM
2 Canadians linked to Detroit imam granted bail
seattlepi.com ^ | 11/7/09 | ap
Posted on November 7, 2009 8:59:40 PM PST by Nachum
WINDSOR, Ontario — A judge on Friday granted bail for two Canadian men who face extradition to the U.S. on charges linked to the slain leader of a radical Detroit-area Islamic group.
Mohammad Al-Sahli, 33, was granted bail of 300,000 Canadian dollars ($280,000), while Yassir Ali Khan, 30, was granted bail of CA$260,000 ($242,000). The men were also placed under partial house arrest and must report weekly to police.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...
Thanks to NACHUM for posting the thread connected with post no. 41.
The week's list is here.
I’ll make your link clickable.
Windsor, Ontario: Police chief apologizes to Muslims for offending them during FBI arrests
SNIPPET: Now can we get an apology from the Muslim community for aiding and abetting jihadists? Windsor police chief Gary Smith apologizes to Islamic community for offending their beliefs during FBI arrests, from The Windsor Star, November 12 (thanks to Simeon):
WINDSOR, Ont. Windsor police chief Gary Smith has apologized to members of Windsors Islamic community for offending their beliefs after officers arresting two FBI suspects at gunpoint patted down one of their wives.
It was never the intention for Windsor police officers to offend or embarrass the families of our Islamic community, writes Smith in a press release issued by police this morning. The actions taken did cause embarrassment and did offend their religious beliefs. I sincerely apologize to the families and the Islamic community....
A review of the incident highlighted the need for additional cultural sensitivity training, said the release, and Dr. Murad Aktas has been tapped to provide it. Details have yet to be worked out.
John Conyers trying to get the civil rights division of the DOJ to second guess the FBI and local cops should be headlines all over the country.
His committee has jurisdiction not just over the courts but subversion concerning the internal security of the United States.
We have to get him and the others out of power...they can’t be chairing committees.
Speaking of Conyers, here’s a copy of the letter he sent to Holder:
ADDING to post no. 47:
“Fear and Loathing in Detroit”
February 3, 2010
SNIPPET: “That’s what he tried to do as agents moved in, killing a police canine instead of surrendering. The campaign that began almost immediately after Abdullah died is based on a premise that his firing the first shot should not have prompted agents to return fire.
Leading the charge is Dawud Walid, head of the Council on American-Relations’ (CAIR) Michigan chapter.”
SNIPPET: “CAIR is not alone in conjuring up the controversy. The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), which has emerged as a new outreach partner for the federal government, also chimed in with a call for an independent investigation.”
SNIPPET: “In addition, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting independent investigations by the DOJ Civil Rights Division in a letter that could have been written by CAIR.
Conyers also raised the issue of FBI informants, echoing a campaign waged by CAIR, MPAC and others during the past year despite their assistance in a torrent of prosecutions and disrupted plots.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.