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Archive for Sunday, November 1, 2009

Funeral for mosque leader draws hundreds

November 1, 2009

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— Hundreds of people offered hushed prayers Saturday at the funeral for a slain Detroit mosque leader while authorities across the border in Canada made the final two arrests in a criminal case that is stirring some anger in the Muslim community.

Luqman Ameen Abdullah was remembered as a caring man who followed the tenets of his Islam faith as an imam, or prayer leader, of a small mosque north of downtown. Fellow imams said he was generous and a good brother, and no one mentioned the FBI’s claim that he had a violent, anti-government ideology.

The FBI says Abdullah, 53, was fatally shot inside a suburban warehouse Wednesday after firing at agents and resisting arrest. Agents wanted him on charges of weapons violations and conspiracy to sell stolen goods, one of 11 people named in a criminal complaint.

“We ask Allah to reward him with the promised reward of those who are martyred,” Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid of New York told mourners at the Muslim Center in Detroit.

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monkeyhawk 4 years, 5 months ago

I think the forum moderator is getting bored, or else those first two comments got disappeared...

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Ray Parker 4 years, 5 months ago

So now every Muslim who shoots at federal agents or cops is a martyr, and gets the 72 virgins when he is shot down in return fire? I believe I would leave Detroit quickly, if living there in a Muslim takeover.

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Boris 4 years, 5 months ago

He was no more than a terrorist.

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