I’ll bet you didn’t even know you had a Black Muslim Bakery. The police are there possibly because of the shooting of reporter Chauncey Bailey, who was investigating Your Black Muslim Bakery. Will it become a matter of life and death to investigate the activities of Muslims in the U.S.?
“Oakland, Fremont descend on Your Black Muslim Bakery,” from the Associated Press (thanks to Mike):
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland and Fremont police have surrounded the Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland.
Television stations KPIX and KTVU report that S.W.A.T team negotiators and various high-ranking police officials are at the scene….
The late Yusuf Bey was the founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery, famed for its bean and carrot pies and known as having an open door to struggling families. Bey’s reputation took a hit in later years as he defended himself against rape allegations in Alameda County.
Most of those charges were later dropped, and one was pending when he died.
More recently, Bey’s son and some other young men were identified as the young toughs who bashed liquor bottles in Oakland corner stores and berated the owners for selling alcohol in the community.
Also, longtime Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey was reportedly researching an investigative piece into Your Black Muslim Bakery before he was shot and killed just yesterday morning.
It remains unclear whether that killing is connected to today’s heavy police activity at the bakery.