Abdul-Wali Nelson: Salafi Imam Rape Allegations 

Religion is most beautiful when it nourishes the human spirit and inspires the believer to be a better person. To be a better member of their family, to engage with others in a more just way, and to be a shining example to the community. Religion is a force for evil when it is used to exploit others, oppress others, and protect those engaged in evil.  

The Catholic Church has been rocked for decades by sex-abuse scandals. Hundreds of Catholic priests have been involved in abusing minors (and if we know about hundreds more than likely thousands were abusing). The initial reaction to the scandal by the church was to protect the image of the church and protect the honor and reputations of accused priests. Even today some still maintain that line of thought arguing this is all a “plot against the church”. 

Orthodox Jewish communities have been rocked by similar scandals. And, like the Catholics, their response has been most often to handle the matter internally and protect their members from the system giving the needs of the offender a higher priority than the needs of the victims. 

For years the Muslim community of Philadelphia has been rocked by scandals including “burqa bandits”, drug trafficking organizations, wife swaping, imam spiritual sex abuse of congregations, murders, section 8 polygamy, and almost anything else you can think of. This has mostly been within the Salafi community (although not exclusively). Of course these things don’t define the community. There is a lot of good going on as well that doesn’t make the news. Other segments of the community have seldom been hit with scandals. 

The latest scandal is very troubling. In the past I’ve heard rumors of a lot of rape going on between step-fathers and step-daughters. And, part of me says this is bound to happen when you have men getting married dozens of times moving in and out of households without the marriage being registered with the state and no proper system of background checks in place. Now we have a serious scandal involving the alleged sexual abuse of a child by a step-father. 

Abdul-Wali Nelson is a religious instructor from Philly who studied in Saudi Arabia. I don’t know whether Nelson (Willie Nelson) is guilty or innocent. What I do know is that the same destructive pattern has once again emerged. The focus is on protecting the rights of the man and ignoring the rights of the child. The “mandated reporters” Anwar Wright and Jamal Finch neglected their duties in reporting the allegations to authorities out of a misplaced sense of brotherhood. The mother is allegedly not seeking justice for her child for fear of being ostracized within her religious community (this is a textbook cult attitude). Meanwhile Abdul-Wali Nelson signed off social media and asked G-d for forgiveness so it’s all good… Not how this works bro. 

Brothers and sisters if you are a victim of Abdul-Wali Willie Nelson or you know anything about this case or others please contact authorities. Protecting children is the priority. Not anything else. 

Here is some audio from Abdul-Wali Nelson FYI. If this is a person of G-d we’re all in trouble. 

And these two are from a sister’s account on Twiiter. Wise words. This is a cult. A harmful destructive cult. 

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County Brown Calamity: Bobby Two Scoops and Belmar North of Delmar 

A couple of years ago South St Louis County native Steve Stenger was running for office with the backing of big business, the white Democratic establishment, and a fair number of GOP voters. Stenger promised to clean-up St Louis County and provide better leadership than the previous County Executive Charlie Dooley. 

Doesn’t appear to be happening. 

Amid increasing signs St Louis County is continuing to lose population, North County is continuing a downward spiral, and rates are poverty are increasing comes two new scandals. 

Bobby “two scoops” McCullough is scheming to get rich off pensions

First we have the case of County Prosecutor Bobby “two scoops” McCullough (Two Scoops the name given by Mark Loehrer). McCullough, as you may recall, is the same prosecutor who refused to pursue charges against Darren Wilson and has generally been on the wrong side of almost every issue you can think of from drunk-driving to the “war on drugs”.

Now we see that despite decades of sub-par service to the people and a tenure rocked by controversy McCullough is lining himself up to get two fat pensions.  
County Brown Not Around 

Moving onto St Louis County Police and their Chief Jon Belmar. Crime has gone up on the Metrolink. People are getting robbed, people are getting killed, and you got St Louis County cops loafing around at the North Hanley Metrolink Station not doing their jobs. There are now calls for an investigation

A dirty cop seeks to cover the surveillance camera so he and his buddies can dick around while they’re supposed to be working

So much for a smoother St Louis County under Bob McCullough 

Tahir Wyatt and The Salafi Civil War 

I’ll readily admit I’m not involved in affairs as I once was and I’m certainly not abreast of the internal affairs within the Salafi Movement in America as I once was. Nor do I care to be. However, as the author of the Rise and Fall of The Salafi Movement in America, the man who retired “Imam Ike” “Dirty D” Dawud Adib and someone who takes an interest in the matter my interest has been peeked by the Tahir Wyatt affair. 

Tahir is a PhD candidate at the Islamic University of Medinah and a Philly native. In a matter similar to what happened to Abu Muslimah in East Orange, New Jersey in the late 90’s and Shadeed Muhammad years later Tahir has been put “off the minhaj” and in his case it is for the crime of “associating with and doing business with deviants”. If you support Tahir or attend his lectures you’ll be declared a deviant and now families and masjids will split. The same tragedy repeats itself over and over and apparently no one learns any lessons other than being stuck on a Saudi version of stupid. 

This is the event that is pissing so many Salafis off in Germantown Philly and other places. (No idea who John Starling is. Marlon Sterling’s son?)

If you attend this event you’re “off it” according to the sheikhs of Philly.

Below is audio of Salafi teacher Hamza Abdur-Razzaq going ape shit on Tahir Wyatt and Shadeed Muhammad 

I’ve followed this online so you don’t have to. I still got love for my Salafi brothers and I promise next time I’m in Philly I’ll buy a turtle from one of the “brothers on the Sunnah” selling them on the street along with batteries and socks. Even more for my Salafi sisters (feel free to slide into my DM’s I got some slots open).

A Victory For The Streets: AC Units Being Installed at The Workhouse

I drove by the City Workhouse earlier today and have now confirmed temporary AC Units are being installed. This is the statement I made on social media: 

Time to press the issue. The momentum is at our backs and Mayor Lyda Krewson is now playing a game of defense. In my opinion it’s time to look at applying some pressure towards and stiffening our resistance to the State of Missourah in light of recent hostilities towards St Louis from Missourah Governor Eric Greitens and the State GOP. 

Temperatures Rising At St Louis City Workhouse Protest 

Tensions in this city are high. It’s over 100 degrees in the day, humidity is high, Mayor Lyda Krewson is new in office with very little support North of Delmar, and prisoners are suffering in the St Louis City Workhouse. 

Yesterday  I took video at The Workhouse by myself. Today hundreds joined me as we heard the chants, screams and cries for help from prisoners. 

Protesters showed up young and old, black and white,committed activists from Ferguson and those new to protests. All stood united in demanding prisoners be released rather than be held in such hot and inhumane conditions. 

Members of leftist organizations, local Democratic politicians and just ordinary concerned citizens interacted with prisoners through their windows. At one point protesters breached a fence outside  of the jail. Police responded slowly and gradually building up their presence. Many officers appeared to be less than enthused. One officer appeared to have a breakdown and ran away. Other officers casually chatted. Several officers engaged in shoving matches with protesters.

By the end of the protest it looked like Ferguson. Police were towing cars, citizens were being randomly sprayed with chemicals, and heavy-handed tactics were used. Police also repeated the tactic of shutting down vehicular traffic making it hard to get to the protests and jamming cell phone signals. 

While Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed has announced potable air conditioners will be provided soon details remain sketchy. Reed admitted to a reporter he acted out of pressure from protesters and FOX 2 reporter Elliot Davis. 

St Louis Treasurer and Mayoral candidate Tishaura Jones had made closing the City Workhouse part of her platform. In addition to the lack of air conditioning the Workhouse has been plagued with mismanagement and violence over the years. 

It’s time for Mayor Lyda Krewson to step up. St Louis is ready to burn. Proceed with caution.

7th Ward Committeemen and Gloves for Grades President Marty Murray looks on
21st Ward Alderman John Muhammad calms a heated protester
Veteran Ferguson protester Talal Ahmad was on hand
Protesters breach the outer fence and try to scale the inner fence of the workhouse
A heated discussion between Ferguson protester Keith Rose and an officer
Sheriff Vernon Betts talks to protesters
Things got a little close
Frontlines
Drones were in the sky above us
A pepper spray victim being cared for by a veteran Ferguson activist
A pepper spray victim
Heated
FOX 2 reporter Elliot Davis, independent journalist Derk Brown, and Talal Ahmad
Myself Umar Lee on hand tonight
St Louis Public Radio photographer Carolina Hidalgo doing her thing

St Louis City Workhouse: Prisoners Are Burning Alive 

The temperature is above 100 degrees today.  It will remain over 100 this entire week. This is bad news for St Louis prisoners who are packed like sardines in the violence-plagued and woefully mismanaged St Louis City Workhouse on Hall Street in North St Louis.  

Today I stood outside the workhouse as prisoners waved white shirts and begged for help. The question for St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Governor Eric Greitens and St Louis judges is this- what kind of America do you believe in? Do you believe in an America of freedom and human rights? Or do you believe in an America where those too poor to post bail and convicted of no crime suffer in inhumane conditions? 

Tomorrow night at 7:00 PM join myself and others as we gather outside of the workhouse asking for it to be shutdown. If you cannot be there in person please contribute to the release bonds of prisoners, call the mayor, call the governor, and call judges asking for the prisoners to be released. 

Shut it down! See my video from today below. Some very powerful testimony. 

On the wall in the lobby at the City Workhouse

Flying Cars in St Louis 

Update: The driver was apparently having a diabetic episode and rumour is both of his legs had to be amputated.

Bruce Redding, a retiree living in the Walnut Park Neighborhood of North St Louis was at the gym on a warm Sunday trying to stay fit. When he got home there was a car on his roof. Oddly enough this isn’t the first time something like this happened. 

Bruce Redding, a retiree from Norwood Hills Country Club in North St Louis County, was at the gym when an SUV crashed through his roof (Photo Courtesy of Facebook)

Walnut Park is nicknamed “Murderville” due to the high-level of violent-crime. Much of the neighborhood is full of vacant and burned up houses. The 5800 block of Lillian (between Goodfellow and Riverview) is a quiet and well-kept block with tidy homes and a church just doors down. All of that was up-ended when a car came flying through the air and landed on a roof destroying a house. Witnesses report the car had been driving at about 100mph. Within a block of Highway 70 cars can often be found speeding through this neighborhood. It’s fortunate no one was seriously hurt in this accident and let’s hope this was covered by Mr. Redding’s home owners insurance. 

Anything can happen and will happen in St Louis. The laws of math and science are suspended in St Louis. 

Below are my video on the scene and photos I took of the damage. 

Photo I took of the home where the car landed on the roof
Another photo I took
This photo is from yesterday and courtesy of Derk Brown