This week, wake and funeral arrangements have been finalized following the tragic murder of one of our beloved national and local heroes, Muhiyidin Elamin Moye. While many are still trying to come to grips with how someone so peaceful and kind could have fallen victim to this type of violence, others are now coming forward questioning the circumstances of Moye’s death. Earlier today, former United States Senator, Robert Ford drafted a passionate plea on his Facebook page, as a call to action that more needs to be done to investigate the murder of Muhiyidin Elamin Moye. In his post, Ford points out that Moye was called down to New Orleans to assist with the Black Lives Matter movement in the city, he stated:
“As you are aware, one of our most successful activist in the Black Lives Matter Movement, Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, has been killed. He was shot at night in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. This MUST be a call to arms as Moye was contacted to help organize the Black Lives Movement in New Orleans and this seems to be a Civil Rights Action that should be further investigated by the United States Justice Department.”
In the past week, many who have had a connection to Muhiyiddin have had similar sentiments questioning the possibility of this being a random shooting, or was it something more sinister? There are many questions that are continuously being raised, but in the mean time the advice from former Senator Robert Ford gives us an actionable step of something we can do to help find answers. We stand with former Senator Ford and we also encourage you to call your Senators and Congressmen, write letters and take some sort of meaningful action as a means of urging authorities to launch an intensive investigation into the murder of our teacher and leader, Muhiyiddin Elamin Moye.
Write letters to:
The Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001