[Ppnews] FBI kills leader of radical Muslims; 10 held in raids

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October 28, 2009

FBI kills leader of radical Muslims; 10 held in raids

BY BEN SCHMITT, NIRAJ WARIKOO AND ROBIN ERB
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS

The leader of what federal authorities describe 
as a fundamentalist group was shot and killed 
today during a series of raids in Dearborn and 
Detroit that resulted in 10 arrests.

Luqman Ameen Abdullah, 53, also known as 
Christopher Thomas, was gunned down after 
refusing to surrender and opening fire when the 
FBI raided a Dearborn warehouse, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“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,” according to a joint statement from 
the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

An FBI dog was also killed during one of the raids.

Abdullah and 10 others were charged in a 
complaint with conspiracy to commit several 
federal felony crimes, including illegal 
possession and sale of firearms and theft from interstate shipments.

Abdullah was the leader of a group which calls 
itself "Ummah, a group of mostly African-American 
converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a 
separate Sharia-law governed state within the 
United States,” the press release states.

“The Ummah is ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, 
formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is serving a 
state sentence
 for the murder of two police officers in Georgia.”

The case was worked by the FBI, Detroit Police, 
U.S. Attorney’s Office and Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The raids took place at at least two locations 
today – a trucking business in Dearborn and a home in Detroit.

Three of the suspects are expected to appear in 
U.S. District Court in Detroit today.

Detroit Police spokesman John Roach and Dearborn 
Police Chief Ronald Haddad declined to comment. 
Both said the matter was being handled by FBI.

Group aimed to create an Islamic state

The men arrested in the raid were part of a 
Detroit mosque where a leader called for “an 
offensive jihad,” according to the criminal complaint.

Eleven Muslim men were charged in the complaint. 
One of them is in custody, two are at loose, and 
seven appeared today in U.S. District Court, said 
the U.S. Attorney’s office. Six of those men 
appeared on complaints they received or sold good 
stolen across interstate lines.

Luqman Abdullah “regularly preaches 
anti-government and anti-law enforcement rhetoric,” the complaint said.

The complaint says that Abdullah is “a highly 
placed leader of a nationwide radical 
fundamentalist Sunni group consisting primarily 
of African-Americans, some of whom converted to 
Islam while they were serving sentences in 
various prisons across the United States. Their 
primary mission is to establish a separate, 
sovereign Islamic state (“The Ummah”) within the 
borders of the United States, governed by Shariah law.”

'It was like a movie scene for a minute'

Shadi Saad, the owner of Wellcare Pharmacy on 
Oakman in Dearborn, said he stepped outside 
before lunchtime to see several people in FBI 
jackets with guns going toward the warehouse 
across the street. He heard noises like shots and 
a short time later a helicopter descended.

“It was like a movie scene for a minute,” he 
said. He opened his business, he said, just 10 
days ago. “This isn’t the way I wanted it to start.”





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