Saying of agents: “Deal with them, deal with them the way, the way they supposed to be dealt with. … It’s not that complicated, man.” Unlike, apparently, the doctrine of Islamic jihad which, according to all the mainstream authorities, he has gotten wrong, wrong, wrong, despite being an imam and teacher of Islam. More on this story. “A look at group’s alleged targets,” by Niraj Warikoo for the Detroit Free Press, October 29 (thanks to James):
[…] “Luqman Abdullah calls his followers to an offensive jihad,” the indictment says.
Here are some of his alleged targets, according to the 43-page indictment.
# In November 2008, Abdullah talked with an undercover agent about a doctor captured in Afghanistan who had been wanted by the FBI. Abdullah then talked about jihad and going after what he called “super agents.” “Trail them, follow them, know where they house is at. … Deal with them, deal with them the way, the way they supposed to be dealt with. … It’s not that complicated, man. …You got hundreds of agents right down there off of, off of Michigan” Avenue. The reference was to the FBI’s Detroit office. […]
# “Abdullah informed” an undercover agent “that a member of his community in Detroit had shot police officers.”
# He referred to Washington as a possible target.
More from here (thanks to Axel) — and look who is defending Luqman Abdullah:
The FBI said Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, was an imam, or prayer leader, of a radical group named Ummah whose primary mission is to establish an Islamic state within the U.S.
Abdullah told followers that it was their “duty to oppose the FBI and the government and it does not matter if they die” and to “simply shoot a cop in the head” if they wanted the officer’s bulletproof vest, Leone wrote.
The affidavit also said bombs, guns and even the recipe for TNT were among Abdullah’s regular topics with his allies. Group members and former members said they were “willing to do anything Abdullah instructs and/or preaches, even including criminal conduct and acts of violence,” the FBI agent wrote.
But that description doesn’t match what Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter, said he knew of Abdullah.
“He would open up the mosque to homeless people. He used to run a soup kitchen and feed indigent people,” Walid said. “I knew nothing of him that was related to any nefarious or criminal behavior.”
Walid said Abdullah had a wife and children. A phone number for the family had been disconnected.
Ummah believes that a separate Islamic state in the U.S. would be controlled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado for shooting two police officers in Georgia in 2000, Leone said.
Al-Amin, a veteran of the black power movement, started the group after he converted to Islam in prison….
Abdullah’s mosque is in a brick duplex on a residential street in Detroit. A sign on the door in English and Arabic reads, in part, “There is no God but Allah.” The mosque was located elsewhere in the city until the property was lost in January because of unpaid taxes.
When the eviction took place, a search turned up empty shell casings and large holes in the concrete wall of a “shooting range,” Leone said.…
The FBI built its case over two years with the help of confidential sources close to Abdullah who recorded conversations and participated in undercover operations involving the sale of furs, laptop computers, televisions, energy drinks and power tools.
Abdullah received at least 20 percent of any profit and claimed the “Prophet Muhammad said that it is okay to participate in theft; as long as that person prays, they are in a good state,” Leone wrote in the affidavit.
“And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a fifth thereof is for Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer…” — Koran 8:41
Imad Hamad, regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn, said the FBI briefed him about the arrests.
“We know that this is not something to be projected as something against Muslims,” Hamad said.
Yep. That’s what it’s always about, eh, Hamad? Not — “We’re going to teach against these ideas to try to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Just more spurious claiming of victim status.