Muslim Brotherhood proxy, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, is calling for an independent investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Div. into the FBI’s shooting of an unarmed Orlando Muslim suspect after he became violent during questioning.
“Our call for an independent investigation of this disturbing incident is not just about the victim and his family, but is also about constitutional rights and the rule of law,” said Shibly.
WESH FBI sources say Ibragim Todashev, a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamarlen Tsarnaev, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by an FBI agent during questioning at an Orlando apartment last week. Law enforcement officials said Todashev was in the process of confessing to a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Mass., and was working on writing out the details of the crime when he snapped and turned violent. Officials said Todashev pushed a table and possibly threw a chair.
Sources said a sword was inside the apartment, but the weapon was moved to the corner of the room before questioning began. Law enforcement said when Todashev lunged, the FBI agent believed he could have possibly been going for his gun or the sword in the room, and that’s when the agent opened fire.
Todashev is from Chechnya and was a known associate of Tsarnaev. They both lived in the Boston area at the same time and were involved in mixed martial arts.