Washington Imam slams US as 'police state'

Washington Imam slams US as 'police state'
Sun Sep 7, 2014 11:29:11

A prominent US-based Muslim leader and the Imam of Masjid al-Islam in Washington DC has described the United States as “basically a police state” where African Americans and Latinos are ruthlessly being killed.

Imam Abdul Alim Musa, who has been targeted by numerous police intimidation tactics for his unwavering criticism of US domestic and foreign policies, particularly its support of the Israeli regime and other corrupt rulers across the world, was violently attacked recently by a group of gunmen in a mosque he founded in Oakland, California while on a visit to the area.

In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, Imam Musa further elaborated about the August 22 police raid against him at the Oakland mosque as well as the torture he underwent while in police custody last week.

“The August 22nd was the incident in one of the Masjids in Oakland on 82nd Avenue. [It] was an attempt by Arab-Zionists to take over the last indigenous movement-orientated Masjid in the United States, and that attack was led by what we call Afro-Zionists,” Imam Musa said.

“You know about all the police brutality in America, that’s exactly they did two/three days ago. I understand fully, why. And I told them that why so many people are dying in custody because they have improved their techniques of torture without any visible signs.  You see the number of Black people and Latinos being killed and shot. It is basically a police state here in America. We have to change the whole system. It’s not fixing the one little piece,” he added.

Earlier in August, Imam Musa told Press TV about threats to his life for being an African-American Muslim community leader.

He said that there is a picture of Imam Jamil al-Amin, Imam Luqman, and “a picture of me” on the Internet.

The message of this picture, Imam Musa said, is “look at your two friends, if you don’t shut up and be quiet, nigger, you are next.”

Musa’s grandson was assassinated and his son survived gunshot wound. The police refused to investigate the shooting.

A few years ago, the FBI accused 53-year-old Imam Luqman Abdullah of being “the radical leader of a Sunni Islam group in Detroit” and assassinated him, according to Crescent International.

Luqman was shot 20 times by the FBI on October 28, 2009 during a raid on a warehouse used as a prayer facility. Several thousand Muslims attended his funeral prayer held at the Muslim Center.

Imam Abdul Alim Musa is the founder of Islamic Institute of Counter-Zionist American Psychological Warfare and a member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought.

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