The Muslim Community Patrol in Brooklyn handed over a former employee to the Bloods gang who had roughed up a teenage son of an “original gangster” of the brutal New York street gang in front of the Taqwa mosque, reported Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network.
The move was ordered by Taqwa’s radical imam Siraj Wahhaj, the de facto head of the Muslim Patrol, to end the feud between the two group that ensued. In a shocking ruling, Wahhaj ordered the ex-patrol officer should be sacrificed for the greater good of the community.
The Bloods gang demanded the offending officer be turned over to the Bloods or at least his address be given to them. Only then, the Bloods stipulated, would the retaliatory violence against the Taqwa mosque end.
However, Ali Karim, the negotiator for the Muslim Patrol who serves directly beneath Wahhaj, dismissed that demand and negotiated an alternative peace plan in which the Muslim patrol would stop sending their cruisers — styled to look like New York Police Department (NYPD) patrol vehicles — into the Bloods’ neighborhoods.
Karim also told the Bloods gang that the Muslim patrol member who attacked the boy had been fired.
Wahhaj nixed Karim’s plan and said the former employee should be turned over to the Bloods — with the stipulation that the fired worker would “only” be subjected to a “fistfight.”
“An eye for an eye,” is how one associate of Wahhaj characterized the agreement.
“That Muslim patrol worker threw the boy violently against a fence,” the associate said. “He then held on to the back of his neck. That was wrong. And he needed to be punished for it. The Quran teaches an eye for an eye for punishment. Nothing more. So that was the agreement. The Bloods could set up a fight to punch him, but that’s it.”
What happened was far from that.
The fight was set for 9 p.m. on December 29 near the headquarters of the Gates Avenue Bloods gang, though the actual gathering was delayed by an hour.
The ex-worker was accompanied by eight armed Muslims and was delivered to five armed members of the Bloods gang at around 10 p.m.
In a scene reminiscent of West Side Story, the Bloods stood on one side of a school playground while Muslims stood on the opposite end. The two combatants were positioned between the factions.
The ex-Muslim patrol officer, known only as Ahmed, was body-slammed to the ground, punched in the face, stomped and kicked in the head for an entire 31 minutes. His Bloods opponent “didn’t come out with any marks at all,” the source said.
“I’ve never seen a fight like that in all my life,” said the observer. Ahmed fought “feebly,” he was “too fearful” to fight back, the source said. “I think Ahmed was really scared. He was like that guy’s b—-. But he knew if he started to whale on that Blood guy, the other Blood members would probably have shot him. They fought for 31 minutes, because that’s the rule of the Bloods, you fight for 31 minutes.”
The feud started three weeks ago when Ahmed, who was then a Muslim Patrol member, threw the teenage boy against a fence for verbally “disrespecting” a Muslim woman near a Brooklyn mosque.
The teen turned out to be the son of a high-ranking member of the notoriously violent and vindictive Bloods gang on Gates Avenue in Brooklyn.
Following the assault, the Bloods gang immediately declared all members of the Muslim patrol as well as the congregants and leaders of Wahhaj’s Masjid Taqwa (Taqwa mosque) as “food” for their “dogs.”
The first act of retaliation came only a few days after the initial encounter, when Bloods members severely beat a random Muslim man outside the mosque. The beaten man was taken to Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for emergency medical care.
In an effort to prevent further violence, leaders of the patrol services fired Ahmed, and Karim arranged for a sit-down at the home of the offended father and his teenage son.
During the meeting, described as “tense” by an observer, the Bloods demanded that the Muslim patrol either physically hand over Ahmed or provide the Bloods with his address. That request was nixed by Karim, who proposed the alternative plan.
A few days later, however, Imam Wahhaj overruled Karim and instructed him to turn over Ahmed to the Bloods.
“The Bloods don’t like to fight,” said the source. “They’re into shooting. Ahmed got maybe seven to eight punches in, but he got hurt pretty bad. He got his a– whipped.”
After the conclusion of the fight, Ahmed reportedly apologized to the father for touching his son.
The Bloods member responded by telling Ahmed that he needed to thank Ali, because “he saved your life.” If it weren’t for Ali, he would have shot him, the father said. Ahmed was also warned that if he ever put his hands on another Bloods member, they would “blow his head off.”
Besides demanding that Ahmed be turned over, the Bloods gang also demanded that the Muslim patrol keep their vehicles out of the Gates Avenue area.
The Muslim patrol is a nonprofit security organization that drew nationwide attention last year after rolling out vehicles in New York City that looked like NYPD cruisers with the stated goal of enforcing Sharia law on Muslims and non-Muslims.
The organization currently has seven patrol cars, mostly patrolling in Brooklyn. Organizers say they intend to eventually have up to 30 cars on the streets of New York City.
The feud between the Bloods and Muslim patrol is seen as having crippled those expansion plans.
“[The Muslim patrol has] been disrespected, bad. Now they’re going to face problems with the other gangs in Brooklyn who don’t want to see their cars on the streets,” a source said.