Thursday, October 29, 2009

Domestic terrorism

"The leader of what federal authorities describe as an Islamic separatist group was shot and killed Wednesday during a series of raids in Dearborn and Detroit that resulted in 10 other men being charged . . . 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 . . . The 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" . . . "Abdullah told his followers it is their duty to oppose the FBI and the government and it does not matter if they die." . . . The complaint describes Abdullah as "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." The group calls itself "Ummah" and "seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law (Islamic) governed state" within the U.S."

Maybe the authorities should start keeping a closer eye on what people are taught in prison?

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