Brave Sir Dawud ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!
When Spencer reared his ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Dawud turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat,
Bravest of the brave, Sir Dawud!
And it may be that, like Rehab, Walid ran from the debate because he knew his lies would be exposed. Here are some of those lies: “The Fact-Free World of Dawud Walid,” from IPT News, October 18:
It was the dog that set Dawud Walid off. He had been calm and professional throughout a Thursday news conference called to challenge a Justice Department report that found no wrongdoing by FBI agents who shot and killed a Detroit imam last year while trying to arrest him.
The agents all said they fired only when Luqman Abdullah pulled a gun he’d been hiding and pointed it at the FBI dog released to subdue him. The dog was between the agents and Abdullah, placing them in the line of fire. The dog was killed, hit by three bullets from a Glock 9 mm in the chest.
The raid was staged to arrest Abdullah and his followers on charges of conspiring to sell stolen goods, violating weapon laws and other crimes. In briefings, agents were alerted to Abdullah’s history of threatening to shoot police officers who may come to arrest him and his instructions that his followers should always be armed.
Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Michigan chapter, said he pressed DOJ officials to explain why the agents’ stories should be believed. Because, he was told, the agent who was the dog’s handler recounted the lethal events with tears in his eyes because he loved the dog.
“I’m like, to hell with that dog,” Walid hollered. “We’re talking about a human being, and he’s gonna talk about … an agent who was involved in the killing of a human being is tearing up because the death of an attack dog. That’s what this dog was. It was not a nice little puppy dog.”
Since the shooting last October 28, Walid and his organization have demanded independent investigations into what happened. Walid has claimed the FBI shot a peaceful man; that agents released multiple dogs on Abdullah after the imam had tried to surrender. And, even after three separate reviews reached the same conclusion and found no evidence of impropriety, he continues to question whether Abdullah was armed at all.
A lack of information, or the use of bad information, rarely deters Walid, a look at his track record shows (click here to see the IPT’s new 16-page profile of Walid). In addition to the baseless “questions” he has raised in the Abdullah shooting, he has mischaracterized the 9/11 Commission Report’s assessment about the hijackers’ connections with mosques, tried to deny clear Hamas-support references in his own speech, and argued the FBI is recklessly sending informants, whom he calls agent provocateurs, into mosques to entrap Muslims….
There is much more. Read it all.