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Oops! “Peaceful” Imam Tried to Shoot Cop in Past

Posted on April 10 2010 9:34 am
David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.
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The Detroit News reports that the late, unlamented, radical imam, Luqman Ameen Abdullah who died in a shootout with the FBI, tried to grab a gun and shoot a Livonia cop in 1980.   The Imam Formerly Known As Christopher Thomas has a long record apparently, of “peaceful resistance.”

THE DETROIT NEWS: Livonia — The man who died in an October shootout with the FBI reached for a gun and told a police officer, “It’ll either be you or me,” during a 1980 arrest in Livonia, according to interviews and records obtained under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.

Christopher Thomas, who later became Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, struggled with the officer for control of the gun, according to a report prepared soon after the Dec. 5, 1980, arrest by Livonia Police Officer Robert Stevenson, now the city’s police chief. Only after a second officer arrived was Abdullah disarmed, reports show.

“I should have killed him,” a police report says Abdullah told the second officer, referring to Stevenson.

Recently, Jesse Jackson came to Detroit to commiserate with CAIR on this and other issues, and declared the fight against foreclosures and racism to be one and the same—despite the fact that he was one of the people most responsible for the creation of the sub-prime mortgage market which nearly sank the economy.

Of course, the facts don’t matter to the race pimps.

THE DETROIT NEWS:  CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid renewed his call for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to open an investigation into the October shooting death of Imam Luqman Abdullah by FBI agents during a raid at a Dearborn warehouse and to revisit the issue of racial profiling.

“Mr. Holder, we are at the front door (asking) to review the latest FBI guidelines,” Walid said.

Sounds to me like the FBI should get high marks for both their guidelines—and their marksmanship.  22 bullets from the pursuing group of FBI agents hit Abdullah, and NONE hit actual “peaceful” citizens.

And Abdullah’s end we find out now, was a long time coming.

THE DETROIT NEWS: David Wilkie, the now-retired Livonia officer who came to Stevenson’s aid, said in his report that the Detroit Police Department should be warned about Abdullah because “he seems committed to shooting a Detroit officer upon first and any contact.”

Not any more– thanks to some good shooting.

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