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Derechos Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 04:48 PM
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Wayne County: Report: Muslim cleric was shot 21 times in Dearborn raid
An autopsy report shows that a Muslim cleric who died in an October shoot-out with federal agents was shot 21 times, then handcuffed, according to a person familiar with the case.

MPAC is also publicizing a letter from Rep. Conyers sent to Attorney General Eric Holder about the case. (Letter found here at ).

In it he stated stated:

"I write seeking your personal assurance that the Department's investigation into the shooting death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah will be appropriately rigorous, thorough, and -- most critically -- transparent. In addition, I call for the Department's Civil Rights Division to conduct a separate, independent review of whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation's use of confidential informants in our nation's houses of worship may constitute a deprivation of protected constitutional rights"

"The FBI's tactics and actions in the case of Imam Luqman Abdullah have exacerbated tensions between our communities and law enforcement and undercut the fragile trust needed for effective partnerships to keep America safe," said Government Liaison Alejandro Beutel. "The public deserves answers, which requires a thorough investigation by an independent party."

"We have continued to point out the use of unlawful surveillance of our mosques using informants and other intrusive tactics; this is a serious problem and is unconstitutional.," said Detroit Muslim community leader and activist Ghalib Begg. "This type of behavior does not help keep out communities and country safe."

"It is imperative that a transparent independent investigation take place surrounding the disturbing elements within the autopsy of the deceased Muslim prayer leader," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. "Such disturbing elements include multiple wounds to his groin area and back as well as him being found dead in a trailer in the prone position with his hands cuffed behind his back."

MPAC urgent action found here:
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