Police sued for info on imam's killingAnyone who has read this blog even a small bit knows we have no use for CAIR. They’re an agency of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Readers also know we’ve been extremely critical of CAIR’s efforts to plant in Detroit’s Muslim and black communities the notion that Abdullah’s death was a political killing. We’ve ridiculed attempts by CAIR and others to paint Abdullah, who evidence shows was a violent, hate filled jihadist engaged in a felony at the time he stupidly provoked a shootout with the task force, as a community hero and a martyr for Islam.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a freedom of information lawsuit Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court against the Michigan State Police, saying it has been stonewalled in its requests for information about the shooting of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah last October.
Detroit attorney Julie Hurwitz, who filed the suit, said it's the first of several the organization plans to file against various police agencies that have been unresponsive to information requests.
The FBI shot Abdullah to death after they said he opened fire on an FBI dog when they tried to arrest him on suspicion of dealing in stolen goods.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office and U.S. Justice Department have not released their reports on the shooting.
That said, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox should not be delaying the release of the Michigan State Police investigation of the Joint Terrorism Task Force raid that resulted in Abdullah’s death. If, as we expect, the evidence shows that the shooting of Abdullah was justified, then it’s time to clear the air once and for all. It’s been ten months now since the incident. As much as I hate to agree with Dawud Walid, even by accident the delay is beginning to look suspicious.
Cox just learned on Tuesday how many Michigan voters doubt his integrity, in large part thanks to his dismissal of the alleged party at the Manoogian Mansion that is at the center of so many criminal and civil investigations the past few years, as an “urban myth.” Even if Cox had any solid factual basis for ending his investigation in such a hurry, many, including me, believe he deliberately mishandled that investigation.
Now he is playing a central role in the investigation of the Abdullah shootout. He can clear the names of the task force agents and shut up the yapping dogs of CAIR by releasing the investigation reports exonerating them as soon as possible.
Or we should know the reason why.