On October 28, 2009, FBI agents shot and killed Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in a Dearborn, Michigan warehouse. It was the first killing of an American Muslim religious leader by the U.S. government. This short documentary examines the news reporting associated with the shooting. It explores the issues at the core of the incident: The allegations of a terrorism conspiracy, the use of FBI informants, and Muslims in the mainstream media.
This documentary was directed by Geri Alumit Zeldes and co-produced by Brian J. Bowe, Salah D. Hassan and Geri Alumit Zeldes. The project was created at Michigan State University and was made possible through a grant from the Social Science Research Council.