In an effort to avoid “starting a war,” NY Muslim Patrol leader is trying to arrange a high-risk meeting with an “original gangster” (OG) of the Bloods gang, whose teenage son was roughed up by the patrol.
“The OG is always protected,” an informer told Christian Action Network. “He’s going to have a small army of Bloods members with him if he agrees to the meeting.”
“I mean, the Bloods are not going to know if the MCP [Muslim Community Patrol] is really coming for a peaceful meeting or if they’re coming for revenge. It might be dangerous. These people don’t fistfight anymore. They shoot. They’re going to be strapped. They have to be. It will be their first meeting, and they don’t know each other. So they’re going to be strapped. They’re going to have artillery on both sides.”
The two sides butted heads on December 10 after a Muslim Patrol member threw a teenage boy against a fence at the Masjid Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn for “disrespecting” a Muslim woman. The boy turned out to be a son of an OG Bloods member,
After the teen told his father about the incident, seven Bloods went to the mosque with at least one brandishing a weapon. The Bloods confronted the Muslim patrolman, who was quickly joined by other NY Muslim Patrol “officers” he called for backup.
The confrontation was broken up by the New York Police Department (NYPD), but not before a Bloods member threatened the Muslim Patrol, saying, “This is not over, it’s just begun.”
That promise was fulfilled a few days later when a Muslim man was severely beaten outside the Taqwa mosque on December 14. He was taken to the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for treatment.
Following the beating, the Taqwa mosque convened an emergency meeting to try to resolve the conflict. The meeting was chaired by mosque leaders Ali Karim, Hussein Baki and Imam Abud Muslimah.
The mosque is seen as controlling the NY Muslim Patrol cars, along with hiring “patrolmen,” and assigning duties and routes for what amounts to a self-styled Muslim police force.
One of the patrol’s first actions to appease the Bloods was to fire the member who threw the teen against the fence. The group also “revised its rules and regulations for policing non-Muslim areas,” though the new rules were not discussed with those in attendance.
The speedy measures come after the Bloods labeled the mosque and NY Muslim Patrol members “food” for the gang’s notorious “dogs.”
“Once the Bloods declare you ‘food,’ all Bloods members are free to eat that food, and not just the faction that was offended,” a source familiar with the Bloods told Christian Action Network.
If the meeting with the Bloods does take place, Karim will represent the Muslim Patrol. It has not been determined who will accompany him, although Karim stated he “needs people to come and go with him for security purposes, just in case.”
Some mosque members asked Karim if Muslim patrolmen would accompany him.
“No,” Karim said. “I’m going to try and settle this beef instead of starting a war at this time.”
Some in attendance at the emergency meeting at the mosque voiced the opinion that such conflicts could be avoided in the future if the NY Muslim Patrol simply stopped patrolling non-Muslim areas.
Karim responded, “We’re going to do what is right and forbid what’s wrong. And just as we protect Muslims, we are going to protect non-Muslims as well.”
He added that Muslim Patrol has no plans to “stop the policing of other (non-Muslim) neighborhoods.”
Imam Muslimah agreed with Karim. “If we see something going on that’s not good, we have to step in. But how we do that can indeed be changed. We, as Muslims, are not bullies. Not at all.”
A particular problem for NY Muslim Patrol is they do not know which Bloods faction they offended. The patrol is operating under the assumption the faction is from Marcus Ave. in Brooklyn.
Karim stated at the meeting that they were reaching out to someone nicknamed Blood Jungle, a Bloods member who may be able to find the man whose son was roughed up by the Muslim Patrol member.
Karim is second in command of the NY Muslim Patrol. Though he does not have an official title within the organization, he is responsible for hiring members and deploying the organization’s seven patrol cars. The cars, which are styled to look like NYPD patrol cars, are outfitted with sirens and flashing emergency lights, and patrol mainly in Brooklyn.
Karim informed mosque members that he has no plans to meet alone with the father, who is believed to be an OG (original gangster) of the Bloods.