Community Reaches Out After FBI Raid
"Shakir has been a tireless proponent of human rights, peace and equality in mid-Missouri and throughout the United States and the world at large," said Ahmed Habib of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.
"We don't believe there is anything at all to the suspicion that he might be engaged in funneling funds to terrorists," said peace activist Steve Jacobs. "He's a gift to humanity, this man is and his family. And so, to see him being violated this way by the government is appalling to the people of faith and the city of Columbia."
Supporters want the FBI to return the Hamoodi family's property that agents seized in Monday's search. Their letter also asked why the government has filed no charges against the Islamic American Relief Agency two years after the FBI raided its Columbia offices.