DETROIT – The Federal Bureau of Investigation was criticized heavily Sunday, by both Rev. Jesse Jackson and Imam Dawud Walid, the Michigan chapter of the Council on Arabic-Islamic Relations Executive Director. Their comments were given during CAIR-MI annual fundraising event in Dearborn.
“I am speaking of the tactics of the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigating our community… what we at CAIR have documented across the country, which is the misuse of FBI informants in our houses of worship,” said Walid.
Walid continued to chastise FBI tactics in regards to the fatal shooting of Imam Luqman Ameen Abullah in October of last year. Walid said that many Islamic religious leaders across the country had already expressed concerns to CAIR over the alleged coercion practices of the FBI in attempt to recruit and exploit informants.
“Our concerns unfortunately manifested themselves exactly 5 months ago to this day, on October the 28, 2009, where a series of raids took place based upon two years of infiltration by agent provocateurs at a Mosque in Detroit, which led to the homicide of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah,” Walid Said.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the events keynote speaker, told the crowd they had nothing to fear from FBI investigations, and that justice always finds the light. (More)