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The Death of an Imam (documentary film)
  • Geri Alumit Zeldes, Michigan State University
  • Brian J. Bowe, Western Washington University
  • Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State University

On October 28, 2009, FBI agents shot and killed Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in a Dearborn, Michigan warehouse. It was the first killing of a Muslim religious leader by the U.S. government. This short documentary examines the news reporting associated with the shooting. It explores the issues at the core of the incident: The allegations of a terrorism conspiracy, the use of FBI informants, and Muslims in the mainstream media.

  • Islam,
  • Muslims,
  • media framing
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Geri Alumit Zeldes, Brian J. Bowe and Salah D. Hassan. "The Death of an Imam (documentary film)" (2010)
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