Local Imams Want Investigation Into Abdullah Shooting

November 6, 2009

Author: Oralandar Brand-Williams

Source: The Detroit News


A local group of imams is calling for an independent investigation into last month's fatal shooting of Detroit Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in an FBI raid.

The imams' committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM) today also called for "a fair and speedy adjudication for those who were arrested related to this raid. Abdullah was killed during the FBI action on Oct. 28.

"Muslims, as well as people of all faiths and good conscience, agree that individuals or groups are innocent until proven guilty," read a statement from the council. "The Islamic faith supports fairness to all and condemns extremism."

Abdullah was shot to death during the FBI raid at a Dearborn warehouse. Eleven others were also investigated and arrested in connection with the case. The federal complaint against the men included several charges, including conspiracy to sell stolen goods.