Mujahid fi Sabilillah Matt Savino bin James al-Michigani

Muslim Convert Saves Michigan from Christian Terrorism

Mujahid fi Sabilillah Matt Savino bin James al-Michigani

Mujahid fi Sabilillah Matt Savino bin James al-Michigani

Michigan, my home state, has a reputation for nurturing right-wing anti-government terrorists. The largest act of domestic terrorism prior to 9/11 was the Oklahoma City bombing that was planned in Michigan and executed in part by Michigan men. They tested their bombs on a farm not far from my parents’ farm in Lapeer County.

Even after that, militia groups continued to thrive in Michigan, which has more active militias than any state in the union but Texas. Now another terrorist cell is in the news, the Hutaree. An extremist Christian militia, they planned to kill police officers and attack Islamic organizations. Their plot was foiled when someone from the cell called a local chapter of the Michigan Militia for assistance. The Michigan Militia leader refused to help and called the State Police. That man, that patriot, was Matt Savino, a veteran of the US Navy and a convert to Islam for over 10 years, may Allah bless and reward him.

Thanks to Sabah of Oy Habibti! for spotting this one.