Regrouping After Raid
But diversity did not matter when the FBI raided Hamoodi's house.
"We have a long way to go, but also to reach the goal we have the seed," he said. "We have good people to carry the flag."
Good people such as neighbors and customers who support him. The FBI took several boxes of items from Hamoodi's home, but he's confident agents won't find anything.
"The last thing that we as a family would think about is to harm this country," he said.
However, although the FBI had a search warrant, the bureau won't say much.
"Because all the documents leading up to the search warrant are sealed right now by the court," explained FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza.
Hamoodi said agents told him the raid was in connection with his work for a charity called Life for Relief and Development. Hamoodi said the charity helps children in the Middle East. The FBI also raided the charity's Detroit headquarters Monday.
Agents won't say if the raids were related.
You can watch Hamoodi's full interview by clicking on the link to the right of this story.