The Politics of CP has tipped us off to a new blog, Shedding Some Light, written by a former member (or should I say “recovering member”?) of the domestic Islamic terrorist group, Jamaat ul-Fuqra.
To recap our numerous previous posts on the topic: Jamaat ul-Fuqra is an extremist Islamic organization that recruits most of its followers from African-Americans in the prison system. It has been linked with (and some of its members convicted for) crimes such as murder, firebombings, fraud, gun-running, and money-laundering. Its founder, the Pakistani Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani, insists that it is a figment of our imagination.
“Fuqra Hater” is a former member of JF who managed to escape from the group and its influence. Here’s part of what he has to say:
His followers give up 30% of their earnings to him as he says “ its for the sake of God, so give. Indeed if u have ever seen his houses in pakistan you would know where all that 30% money is going. He owns land cruisers, mercedes, huge houses in many cities and virtually owns villages. The followers in pakistan do everything but worship him.
“Fuqra Hater” says that he is still a Muslim, but he presumably knows that his belief will not guarantee his safety if his erstwhile comrades manage to identify him and track him down.
Go over to Shedding Some Light and read the rest.