Nation of Islam calls for jihad against LAPD
KFI NEWS has obtained a copy of a flyer that's been circulated in South Los Angeles, calling on members of two violent street gangs to join the Nation of Islam in a jihad, or holy war, against the LAPD.
The telephone number listed for the Nation of Islam's Los Angeles mosque near 87th and Vermont has been disconnected, but a check of a reverse directory reveals the phone number on the flyer is connected to the mosque at the same address.
The NOI's Los Angeles leader Minister Tony Muhammad has claimed he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by LAPD officers at the scene of a vigil for a murdered gang member. The LAPD last week released an audio tape of some garbled radio transmissions in which they say Muhammad can be heard challenging officers.
The photograph on the flyer appears to have been taken at a news conference held just after Muhammad was released from jail. Muhammad and the Nation of Islam have not returned calls for comment.
It's unclear who created the flyer so the LAPD has declined to comment, other than saying officers have been aware of them for several days. "This is deeply disturbing," Los Angeles Police Protective League President Bob Baker told KFI in an e-mail (the LAPPL is the LAPD officers' union). "Quite frankly, this is a case in which I hope our mayor, our Police Commission and our community leaders can step in to remind everyone of our shared priorities," Baker said.
|You think those lumps on your head hurt, Tony, just trying jihad against the LAPD. First you'll hurt a lot more. Then you won't hurt at all.|
Posted by: Dan Darling 2005-09-05