According to my sources, at least some of the individuals who were arrested are believed to be members of the Muslims of the Americas, an Islamist organization operating throughout the US and founded by a Pakistani named Sheikh Mubarik Ali Gilani. The organization is made up of mostly religious followers, but serves as a front organization for the activities of a covert militant group known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The organization is partly funded via tribute from MOA members. Most members are generally required to send a percentage of their income, which may be gained through legal or, in a number of cases illegal means, to the sheikh in Pakistan. Research indicates the suspected MOA members in this ring may include:- - - - - - - - - -
> Ronald Roundtree of Lynchburg who, according to a source, is aka Muhammad Talib and has a history of drug abuse. News reports say he operated a booth outside the Z Market in Lynchburg selling some of the bootlegged items. Authorities searched not only the Z Market, but also Roundtree’s home at 11th and Polk Streets in Lynchburg, although research indicates he has been a previous resident at the MOA compound in Red House, VA. An additional address history search links him to several other Virginia locales as well as Williamsport, PA and California, both areas where MOA has previously operated.
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I notice that one of the alleged counterfeiters was arrested in Meherrin, which is in Prince Edward County, and another was busted in Pamplin, a tiny hamlet in the northeast corner of Charlotte County. Not to mention the alleged former resident of Sheikh Gilani Lane in Red House.
Remember Sheikh Gilani Lane? It’s the road through the Jamaat ul-Fuqra compound, the name of which was recently and notoriously affirmed by the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors.
Anyone want to drop Averett Jones a line and let him know about this?
Do you think he’d think it’s news?