American caliph

the true story of a Muslim mystic a Hollywood epic and the 1977 siege of Washington DC
Shahan Mufti
Book - 2022

"The riveting true story of America's first homegrown Muslim terror attack, the 1977 Hanafi siege of Washington, D.C"--

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Main Author: Mufti, Shahan, 1981- (Author)
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Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.


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520 |a Late in the morning of March 9, 1977, seven men stormed the Washington, D.C., headquarters of B'nai B'rith International, the largest and oldest Jewish service organization in America. The heavily armed attackers quickly took control of the building and held more than a hundred employees of the organization hostage inside. A little over an hour later, three more men entered the Islamic Center of Washington, the country's largest and most important mosque, and took hostages there. Two others subsequently penetrated the District Building, a few hundred yards from the White House. When a firefight broke out, a reporter was killed, and Marion Barry, later to become mayor of Washington, D.C., was shot in the chest. The deadly standoff brought downtown Washington to a standstill. The attackers belonged to the Hanafi Movement, an African American Muslim group based in D.C. Their leader was a former jazz drummer named Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, who had risen through the ranks of the Nation of Islam before feuding with the organization's mercurial chief, Elijah Muhammad, and becoming a spiritual authority to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Like Malcolm X, Khaalis had become sharply critical of the Nation's unorthodox style of Islam. And, like Malcolm X, he paid dearly for his outspokenness: In 1973, followers of the Nation murdered seven Hanafis at their headquarters, including several members of Khaalis's family. When they took hostages in 1977, one of the Hanafis' demands was for the murderers, along with Muhammad Ali and Elijah's son, to be turned over to the group to face justice. They also demanded that the American premiere of Mohammad: Messenger of God--an epic about the life of the prophet Muhammad financed and supported by the Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi--be canceled and the film destroyed. The lives of 149 hostages hung in the balance, and the United States' fledgling counterterrorism forces--as yet untested--would have to respond. 
505 0 |a Prologue -- Psychological warfare -- Black is green -- No. 7 -- The sheik -- Homegrown -- Sailor's club -- World league -- Jihad productions -- Day of doom -- Sports rescue -- Subjective camera -- Look and see -- Seed of the hypocrite -- Asylum -- Top rank -- Stool pigeon -- Pilgrimage -- Revenge of Allah -- Progress report -- Compass -- Only four -- Holy land -- Guns out -- Golden voice -- Anti-defamation -- Egyptian mission -- Projection room -- Spyglass -- Federal triangle -- One and only -- Jurisdiction -- Hog-tied -- Spooks -- Cease and desist -- Big surprise -- Panorama -- True picture -- Brothers in Islam -- Chain of command -- Table spread -- Fair justice -- Things go boom -- Faith and country -- Big man -- Inheritor of the faith -- American Muslim -- Homefront -- Epilogue. 
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600 1 0 |a Khaalis, Hamaas Abdul,  |d 1921-2003. 
650 0 |a Muslims  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Mystics. 
650 0 |a Khilafat movement. 
650 0 |a Hostage negotiations. 
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