The Story

This page provides background information, video, and links  related to the production of The Death of an Imam. It also includes documents in connection with the broader story of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdallah’s death in Dearborn in October 2009.

Media Reporting on the FBI Shooting of Luqman Ameen Abdallah

Newspaper/Magazine Reports

Why Was a Controversial Imam Shot 20 Times? by Steven Gray, Time, February 1, 2010

Mourners gather to remember Luqman Ameen Abdullah, slain leader of Sunni Islam group raided by FBI, Associated Press (via MLive), October 31, 2009

Prayers and Criticism in Wake of Detroit Imam’s Killing by F.B.I. by Susan Saulny, New York Times, October 30, 2009

Detroit Imam Killed, Six Arrested in an FBI Raid by Alex P. Kellogg, The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2009

TV & Radio Reports
The Death of an Imam by Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Michigan Radio, November 17, 2009.

Official Documents and Video on the FBI Shooting of Luqman Ameen Abdallah

The original FBI criminal complaint (via Issuu)

Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations (FBI press release, October 28, 2009)

Justice Department Concludes No Federal Criminal Violation in the Death of Imam Abdullah in Dearborn (FBI press release, October 13, 2010)

Report from Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on the shooting (via Issuu)

Other Documents and Video