Yes, yes, the Black Muslims are not orthodox Muslims. But there is nothing Islamically unorthodox about these attacks. Dhimmi laws forbid the subject peoples to display wine. We have seen similar attacks in Iraq. “Police say Black Muslims may have warned business owners not to sell alcohol to African Americans,” from The Argus:
About a dozen African-American men wearing suits, white-collared shirts and bow ties “” a trademark of the Nation of Islam “” entered the store on San Pablo Avenue and West Street about 11:30 p.m.
One went behind the counter and swept dozens of shelved liquor bottles to the floor. Others smashed glass refrigerator doors with long, slim metal pipes, breaking beer and wine bottles inside the cases. The whole incident from start to finish was caught on surveillance tape.
The men warned the store clerks to stop selling alcohol to African Americans, but they also knocked over display racks containing bread and other food items. Then, almost as quickly as they arrived, they all filed out and headed to another West Oakland liquor store, New York Market at Market and 35th streets, where they did the same thing.
Although the men did not identify themselves as Black Muslims or members of the Nation of Islam, police suspect that’s who was behind the attacks, based on the attackers’ attire.
“There was no warning. They never came in before,” Saleh said Thursday morning….
One owner, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisal, said he was scared, and he compared what happened to a terrorist attack.
“It’s worse than al-Qaida,” he said. “They run into people’s stores like that, anything can happen. Somebody is going to get hurt. When that happens, you don’t know what your reaction is going to be. It’s like somebody running into your house….”
Representatives from Oakland’s Black Muslim community did not return a phone call about the incident….
Jordan said they are investigating the incidents as hate crimes because most of the stores are owned and operated by Arabs or Arab Americans, and the suspects are telling them not to sell liquor to African Americans.
According to another report, they asked the sellers if they are Muslim, and then asked how they could sell liquor.