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Did the FBI Execute Ibragim Todashev?

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by Emperor

The FBI’s track record with the Muslim American community has been less than stellar to say the least. They have used former criminals such as Craig Monteilh as spies to infiltrate US mosques as “undercover/fake (one might say ‘stealth’) Muslims” who are tasked with finding, at times, even inducing incriminating “intelligence.”

The FBI’s “entrapment” program, in which threats are created and then prosecuted is perceived more often than not to be a ruse, an over zealous attempt to relay an image that they are actively “hunting down bad guys”; to the FBI’s credit they are able to continuously and consistently “foil  their own terror plots.”

The FBI has also lied on numerous occasions to Muslim Americans, for example: 1.) about their infiltration program and 2.) about what they were teaching their agents about Islam and Muslims. For quite some time the FBI relied on Islamophobes to teach such things as: mainstream Muslims were “proto-terrorists” and that Prophet Muhammad was a “cult-leader.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg but in light of the murder of Ibragim Todashev it does beg the question: why should Muslim Americans (or any American for that matter) just trust the FBI when it claims to have perpetrated a justified homicide?

We have no way of knowing yet if Ibragim Todashev was innocent or guilty of the allegations leveled against him. What we do know is that the FBI has changed and altered its story multiple times already and Ibragim’s father Abdul Baki Todashev believes that the murder was done “execution-style.”

Here are facts that we do know:

1.) The FBI questioned Todashev and his friend Khusen Tamarnov for several hours. They let Tamarnov go but proceeded to question Todashev in his apartment well into midnight.

2.) There were at least 3-4 law enforcement officers present. 1-2 FBI agents and 2 Massachusetts police officers. There have also been claims that there were up to 5 officials present.

3.) Todashev was shot seven times, including in the back of the head.

“Unnamed sources” first claimed that Todashev attacked the interrogating agent with a knife. This was contradicted by reports that Todashev was unarmed. There were then reports about Todashev using an ornamental “sword” that was hanging on the wall to attack the FBI agent. Today the FBI claims that Todashev was writing down his confession to the killing when he all of a sudden pushed the table over, injuring the FBI agent while simultaneously attacking him with either a “metal pole” or a “broomstick handle.”

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called for an independent investigation into the killing, wanting to get to the bottom of whether or not Todashev’s rights were violated. CAIR has also stated that according to information provided to them Todashev was traveling at the time of the Waltham murders and couldn’t have been an accomplice to the murders.

The death while in the custody of law enforcement officials raises questions, Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Tampa, Fla., chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.  The civil rights group agrees with the family that an independent investigation is needed.

“We want to make sure his rights were not violated and we want to make sure excessive force wasn’t used against him,” Shibly said by telephone.

The FBI has stated that the incident is under investigating by a shooting incident review group, which includes members of the FBI and the Department of Justice.

“While this internal review process is occurring, we cannot comment regarding investigative details,” the FBI said in a statement emailed to reporters.

The agency has rejected any other investigation, as sought by the family.

“The FBI takes very seriously any shooting incidents involving our agents and as such we have an effective, time-tested process for addressing them internally. The review process is thorough and objective and conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” the agency stated.

Todashev was an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged organizer of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15. Two explosions near the finish line along Boylston Street killed three people and injured hundreds. Tsarnaev, 27, was killed days later in a shootout with police after he and his brother Dzhokhar allegedly had killed a guard at MIT, carjacked a vehicle and then fled to the suburb of Watertown, Mass.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured about 20 hours later, hiding in a boat in a backyard in Watertown. Dzhokhar is being held in a federal prison hospital awaiting trial on charges that include using a weapon of mass destruction.

After the bombings, authorities first questioned Todashev who, like Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was a Muslim of Chechen heritage and a martial arts fighter. Todashev moved to Orlando, Fla., after living in Massachusetts for several years.

After the bombing interview, Todashev was questioned again as officials asked about a triple killing on Sept. 11, 2011, in Waltham, Mass. On the night he was shot, Todashev was “primarily” being questioned about those slayings, federal law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times’  Washington bureau last week. Officials suspected that Todashev and Tsarnaev had a role in the deaths of three men in Waltham, whose throats were cut.

Shibly, of the Islamic relations council, said his group was gathering expenditure receipts that showed that Todashev was traveling in Atlanta with his wife when law enforcement officials say the Waltham killings took place.  Shibly said those records will be made public soon.

“Our issue is that if he [Todashev], is accused of a triple murder, go ahead an arrest him,” Shibly said. “We have an excellent judicial system, so go ahead and arrest him.”

Shibly said his group’s sources say that Todashev was unarmed on May 22. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that two unnamed officials had told the newspaper that Todashev was unarmed when he was shot. (Emphasis added)

There are many more questions that arise from this: why didn’t the FBI arrest Todashev if he was a suspect in the Waltham murders? Why would they kill Todashev? What would their motive be in killing him? Are they covering up something?

Clearly it was an interview gone from bad to worse. Todashev’s widow, Reni Manukyan has stated that Todashev was recovering from a knee injury that would render him incapable of charging the agents.

All of this just heightens the confusion and cloudiness of what actually happened on that day.

Anything short of an independent investigation is going to be flawed. Having the FBI conduct an investigation into what happened that night is like having a child make up his own report card.

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  • Chameleon_X

    Your ad hominem is hilarious. Based on the release of new information in the past few days per the link below, with more to come soon after the FBI releases their incriminating stranglehold on the autopsy report (yes, after THIS long), Todashev was almost certainly executed by your beloved FBI, who are accountable to no investigators but themselves. They also deliberately bypassed multiple standard FBI protocols without ANY explanation or accountability whatsoever. No wonder they have a perfect record or clearing themselves of ALL 150 cases of murder and other violent abuses that the FBI has been charged with in the past 18 years. They answer to no one.

    If Mikhail Allakhverdov (“Misha”) is so innocent of being an FBI provocateur, then PROVE IT by providing his contact information to Loonwatch now. I will make sure that he is contacted by a media source to clear his name. Ever since April 2013, he has disappeared off the map after being immediately “cleared” by the FBI, almost as if he has had the awesome, inexplicable power of the witness protection program to keep anyone from interviewing him (beyond that goofball “book reviewer” who initially talked to him). This IS the man who radicalized Tamerlan according to his own family, yet somehow we can’t get to the truth of who he really is. There isn’t even a picture of him available anywhere on the Internet that I could find. And we also know from the Todashev case that the FBI has something very sinister to hide about their involvement in the Boston bombing by covering up their murder of him as an innocent witness to Tamerlan’s activities.

    Once again, if your buddy Misha is so innocent, then produce your witness NOW, along with all those others who supposedly “know him well”. At the very least, let us know which mosque he regularly attends and send us a photo of him. As we already know from the original reporting, NO ONE at the local mosques had EVER even heard of this Misha character before. As an Armenian, he would have stuck out like a sore thumb. The fact that you can’t even spell your buddy’s name correctly (THREE times!) tells me you are likely just a bold-faced liar.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/24/dark-questions-about-a-deadly-fbi-interrogation-in-orlando/

  • amoh

    Dude I’ve been hearing about Somali shop owners getting killed and looted in South African for years.

  • Reynardine

    This man’s eyes are eerily like those of my godson: I keep returning to them.

  • Solid Snake

    I understand. As my above post says:

    “What good is Justice to a dead man?”

    A life is a life. It makes it even more heartbreaking that such a young man is interrogated, beaten, and humiliated surrounded by men of imposing figures and is then killed without anyone ever knowing the full truth of it all. I know that.

    What I am saying is people say things when they do not mean them. Its only natural. Or they say it out of haste.

  • Awesome

    It doesn’t get to be much more of an execution than being shot 7 times (at least once to the back of the head) while being prone. However, the Feds aren’t exactly above extrajudicial assassinations, so it isn’t that surprising.

    The difference between the Feds and organized-crime syndicates is that the former has a military and puts on the facade of being a moral authority with public support while the latter does not. Once this is understood, the extrajudicial assassinations, the witch-hunts, the protectionist policies, the false flag operations, the lies, the wars, the massacres, the loss of wealth and human rights, etc. all start to make sense.

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    In the Guardian on this subject

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/03/ibragim-todashev-drones-policy-obama
    It is suggested that this is a natural outcome of Obama drone policy . This idea works for me I admit
    Sir David

  • Reynardine

    This device I am using is an unmanageable piece of crap.

    In any case, any, all, or none of the above factors could tie in.

  • Reynardine

    In regards to Misha Allahverdov, he was traced down: he was not very Armenian, not very redhaired, and did not appear very fanatical. Nor do Muslims from the Caucasus normally concern themselves with Americans much, nor were most Americans prejudiced against them before that event. We have not yet touched them deeply. With Russia (and the Soviet Union under Stalin), however, there has been a long spiral of oppression, suffering, enmity, and revenge.

    I can toss up only a few items for consideration; any of them or all may be blind alleys. But:

    A. The Russian government, or interests connected therewith, may find it in their interest to stir anti-Chechen feeling in the United States.

    B. An individual or small group with similar animus might have seen fit to incite an incident with a view to stirring up American prejudice against a group they themselves hated.

    C. In quite a different former Soviet republic – Uzbekistan children and youngsters are forced to harvest cotton for a Korean conglomerate that manufactures the fabric from which running shoes are made. It is possible to see how someone personally wounded by this experience might believe the runners deserved to have their sinful, child-enslaving feet blown off.

    C. In quite a different former Soviet republic-Uzbekistan- children and youngsters are forced into slavery to harvest the cotton that ismade into running shoes. It’s

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  • JD

    CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Texas Mosque Vandalism

    Muslim house of worship in McKinney targeted by paintball attack

    (DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX, 6/2/13) — The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
    (CAIR-DFW), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy
    organization, tonight called on state and national law enforcement
    authorities to investigate a paintball attack on a mosque in that state
    as a possible hate crime.

    Officials with the McKinney Islamic Association in Mckinney, Texas, told CAIR that up to two dozen paintballs were fired at the mosque sometime between 11 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. on Sunday.
    A vehicle owned by a member of the mosque’s congregation was also hit
    by a paintball after he left the facility. Worshippers have reportedly
    been verbally harassed recently by young people who gather near the
    mosque. Local police told mosque officials that they will recommend
    stepped up patrols in the area.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Thanks for bleeding your heart for me Reynardine. I really wanna try one right now seeing as it will stop my eye freezes. They are extremely distressing.

  • Reynardine

    As said, supra, she has already apologized. We all know the gravity of this situation.

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