California Muslim Polygamist Convicted of Abuse
Race; Posted on: 2008-06-12 11:43:13
Mansa Musa Muhummed starved and tortured his two wives, 19 children
by Western Voices correspondent
A Southern California case that has been largely ignored by the corporate media is highlighting the rampant abuse of women and children by Third World populations under cover of "tolerance" for "diversity" and cultural differences.
A jury in Riverside County has found black Muslim Mansa Musa Muhummed, 55, guilty of 25 felony counts related to his polygamous "traditional Muslim" living arrangements, including the torture of seven of his children, the abuse of 12 of them and the false imprisonment of his two "wives." Muhummed now faces up to seven life sentences when he is sentenced on August 1.
Mansa Musa Muhummed (whose original, or "Christian name" is Richard Boddie) was arrested in 1999 but his trial only got going in May (2008) after years of fruitless delaying tactics that saw him employ and then dismiss multiple lawyers and also represent himself for a period. His original arrest occurred after one of Muhummed's "wives," Laura Cowan, managed to pass on a plea for help to a mailman. The family, consisting of Muhummed, the "wives" and 19 children, were subjected to Muhummed's mindbending interpretations of Muslim Sharia law.
Among Muhummed's crimes were that he strung the children up by their feet, starved them, whipped them and made them eat feces and vomit. In court Muhummed denied all the charges and said one of his wives had abused the children.
Laura Cowan One of the most notorious domestic violence abuse cases in recent California history(Widower), Single mom of 3 children. A graduate of Bryant & Stratton College, working in the field of Information Technology at Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority as their I.T. Technical Trainer; training CMHA employees at orientation and beyond, coordinating all computer labs on CMHA estates and conducting special resident educational classes. Also, a trainer at the CMHA Police Department presenting classes on Domestic Violence to the new cadets and residence of CMHA. An Advocate for Domestic Violence-and a survivor of Domestic Violence and abuse turned my personal experience into a tool to empowerment for other women. Volunteer at the Domestic Violence Center of Greater Cleveland and a member of Peace In The Hood under Director Khalid A. Samad, as their Domestic Violence Advocate and coach. (2010) was nominated by the Judging Committee for the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland Hero Awards and was selected as a finalist in the Hero Challenge of the Educational category for being an inspiration to many and educating the public about domestic violence. (2010) was selected as one of the Plain Dealer’s community heroes.