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Detroit Imam and the Dar ul Islam Movement - a history of violence in the name of Allah

Submitted by Patrick Dunleavy, Oct 31, 2009 09:38

Re: Your article on Detroit Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, the FBI shooting of the Imam and the Islamic community's attempt to separate this from the mainstream Muslim community. The real name of the Movement that Imam Abdullah was involved in is not the "Ummah" but the Dar ul Islam movement. It was founded in the early 1960's in a mosque in Brooklyn, New York It was an allianace between Orthodox African American Muslim clergy and Middle Eastern Clergy. In 1968 Dar ul Islam started a Prison discipleship program with the goal of establishing a Sunni mosque in each one of the state Prisons. In the FBI complaint on Imam Abdullah, the Agent states that many of Mr Abdullah's followers were inmates or ex-inmates from throughout the United States. Once more we see an example of the fruits of Islamic radicalization in the Correctional environment. This is not the first incident involving violence or weapons for the members of the Ummah or Dar ul Islam Movement. . In January 1973 four members of the Movement stormed into John & Al's Sporting Goods Store in New York City in an attempt to procur weapons for a Radical Islamic uprising. The seige lasted 2 days before the hostages were released. During the gun battle, one NYPD Officer was killed. All four of the members of the Movement were arrested and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. In prison they continued to preach the doctrine of the Movement, which was an independent Islamic State separate from the United States Goverment. The spiritual leader of the Movement is Jamil al Amin formerly known as H Rap Brown, himself a former New York State inmate and leader of the Black Panther Party. He is currently serving a life sentence in the Federal Super Max Prison in Florence, CO. for the shooting deaths of two policement. The Ummah or Dar ul Islam Movement has a long history of violence against authority and involvment in criminal activity in the name of Allah.
Sincerely, Patrick Dunleavy - former Deputy Inspector General, New York State


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