Muslim Man Seeking to Enforce Sharia Law in Minneapolis Neighborhood

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Residents in a Minneapolis neighborhood are expressing concern about a Muslim man who is seeking to enforce the “civil part of sharia law” among Islamic residents.

Abdullah Rashid, 22, who just moved to the Cedar-Riverside section of the city last year, told the Star Tribune that it is his desire to turn the neighborhood into a “sharia-controlled zone,” and to teach Muslims how to live in accordance with the Islamic religion.

“I’m someone who’s dedicated to Islam and trying to help the community all ways I can,” he said.

Wearing a patch that identifies himself as the “religious police” with the General Presidency of the Religious Affairs and Welfare of the Ummah, Rashid patrols the community, advising others in the predominantly Somali area that they should not drink or do drugs, nor should they fellowship with those of the opposite sex.

He also reportedly advises Muslim women to don a jilbab—a garment that covers from head to toe—if they are not dressed acceptably.

Rashid, whose birth name is Devon Miller, converted to Islam just eight years ago and married a Somali-American woman. He is originally from Georgia.

He has been seeking to recruit others to join his effort, but area Muslims disagree with his actions.

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“What he’s doing is wrong and doesn’t reflect the community at all,” Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told the Star Tribune.

“We consider this matter as a dangerous precedent and a threat in our country and our way of life,” the Islamic Institute of Minnesota told KRIS-TV. “We ask our law enforcement agencies to consider this grave matter to protect Minnesotans.”

According to the outlet, Minneapolis police have received complaints and/or calls of concern about Rashid, and security officers at the Riverside Plaza apartment complex have informed him that he can no longer patrol the building. Reports state that management is also seeking to evict him and his wife.

Rashid had applied for a permit to carry a handgun in 2015, but his request was denied out of belief that he could be a danger to himself or others. He sued over the matter, denying the allegation, but his case was later dismissed.


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  • bowie1

    “…nor should they fellowship with those of the opposite sex.” Does that include a person’s spouse? Fortunately, area Muslims disagree with his plans.

    • Amos Moses

      “Fortunately, area Muslims disagree with his plans.”

      for now ……… looking at Berkley today …. not sure how long that line is going to hold ….. ‘Merica is disintegrating from the inside while our enemies are moving into their final positions on the outside …… perilous times ….. and less than 2 years from 26 June 2015 …….. lawlessness has surely taken hold ……..

      3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
      3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
      3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
      3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
      3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
      3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
      3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

      • bowie1

        Of course those at Berkeley who are intolerant are mostly likely extremists with an left wing agenda trying to shut down polite debate.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        What about Berkeley?

        • Amos Moses

          Lawlessness ………..

          Anti-Trump protest turns into a massive brawl: Hundreds of Tax Day protesters trade punches with Donald supporters in Berkeley
          WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
          A ‘Patriots Day’ rally was held in support of President Donald Trump in Berkeley, California Saturday
          It coincided with thousands who marched across the country to pressure Trump to release his his Tax returns
          The protest turned violent as counter-protesters showed up and both sides broke through netting
          Hundreds threw stones, lit fires, tossed explosives and tear gas and attacked with makeshift weapons
          Police stood by through the violence and at least 15 people have been arrested due to violence in Berkeley

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Antifa got beat up, basically.

      • Croquet_Player

        Yes. those crazy liberals in Berkeley were protesting a speech by the right wing darling, Milo Yiannopolous. The peaceful protest got entirely out of hand due to the sudden unwelcome appearance of some anarchists, who seem to turn up at every rally and cause violence and mayhem. One wonders who pays them. In any case, Milo was later revealed to be a questionable supporter of illegal sex with underage minors, and the right dropped him like a hot potato. One hopes his career is over forever.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          George Soros

  • Croquet_Player

    Please tell me again how “Sharia Law” is becoming a “reality” in the United States. Look at this dolt. 22 years old, and a complete failure. Not even an “immigrant”.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Sharia law violates human rights of all infidels (Non-Muslims) and all women and children. Human rights, freedom, and equality are possible under the Judeo-Christian value alone. No other can do it. All other religions and ideologies, including the Western secularism, violate human rights in the most basic level. Western secularism has no freedom because it forces people to support abhorrent sexual depravity.

    It’s a worse slavery than picking cotton for rich men because homosexuality is a depravity; Westerners should realize the differences. Americans are being deceived by being forced to treat sexually sinful people as something like the colored peoples’ groups. Western white people should be sorry for ranting equality by putting colored people and sexually depraved people together in the same category. Skin colors are God’s creation but sexual immorality is individuals’ sinful choice.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Pagans do not have a concept of respect for women as Non-christendom is power-oriented instead of truth-oriented without exception, but the Post-christian Western secularism knowingly endangers women as well by letting men into women’s restrooms and other bad things. It’s Christianity that makes men manly. Everyone wants to migrate to the white Christian English men’s products on Planet Earth not because of the free stuff but because of the Christian civility and safety.

  • Nivek Yentrouc

    I’m all for it. If liberals want to grow their Muslim population, then they need to learn how to live with Muslims. First thing children, Muslims like women to dress decently so put on some clothes and act like properly dominated women. No more shorts, belly shirts, halter tops or cleavage. Sex outside the marriage bed is a crime and being actively gay is punishable by death. If we really want diversity, it’s about time we learn to live with the other cultures that we invite into our country because it’s racist to expect them to just become filthy decadent infidels like us. If we want diversity, we must accept people as they are. All people are the same, it’s just a few centuries that separate us.

  • Merlinever

    ““What he’s doing is wrong and doesn’t reflect the community at all,” Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told the Star Tribune.”
    Don’t trust anything that anyone associated with the Council on American Islamic Affairs says.
    CAIR is a front organization for the Muslims Brotherhood, the largest and oldest Islamic terrorist organization in the world.
    They’re only voicing opposition to this Muslim convert because he’s being too obvious in promoting sharia.

  • sammy13

    Diversity, tolerance, political correctness, and now sharia. Swell!

    • dennis

      Just wait until they get the voucher system in place so our tax $ can begin funding the madrasas in this country. Now there is your freedom of religion and eaual rights for all.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Yahweh, God of the Bible, is always true to His Word:

    “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee.” (Deuteronomy 28:43-45)

    “But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.” (Numbers 33:55-56)

    And what’s the genesis of these Muslim strangers proliferating in America? The 18th-century Enlightenment and Masonic founding fathers (both polytheistic to the core) replacing the First Commandment with the First Amendment.

    For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 11.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    You know you’re wrong when CAIR disagrees with you.

  • BooBooBaby

    This will only get worse!