Skip to comments.Black Muslim Bakery has had a long and checkered history
Posted on 11/30/2005 10:23:40 AM PST by SmithL
An Oakland bakery with a cheery red sign out front -- "Your Black Muslim Bakery" -- was thrust into the criminal spotlight again Tuesday when police arrested one of founder Yusuf Bey's sons in connection with vandalism to two liquor stores.
Bey created the bakery in 1968 and built a powerful enterprise based on baked goods, Muslim faith, local politics and, police say, strong-arm tactics.
For decades, members of Bey's religious sect have been suspected of using violence and intimidation to secure their business interests, which include four bakeries, a Muslim school, a security business and an apartment building across from the main bakery on San Pablo Avenue in northwest Oakland where many of Bey's relatives and bakery workers live.
Bey died of colon cancer in October 2003 while awaiting trial on charges of raping a minor. A year earlier he had been charged with 27 counts in the alleged rapes of four girls under the age of 14. Prosecutors said they had DNA evidence to prove that Bey fathered five children with his victims, two of whom gave birth when they were 13. His followers have claimed he fathered more than 40 children.
Born J.H. Stephens in Greenville, Texas, Bey moved to Oakland with his family when he was 5, according to his biography.
He joined the U.S. Air Force at 17 and was honorably discharged four years later. He worked in warehouses, enrolled in cosmetology schools and opened beauty salons in Santa Barbara and Berkeley. In the early 1960s, he began following the Islamic studies of the late Elijah Muhammad.
He moved back to Oakland, set up a bakery like his father before him and began spreading his religious beliefs. Bey formed his own Black Muslim group, though it never was affiliated with the Nation of Islam...
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See how the media hurries to assure the sheeple that THIS Black, militant, islamic group has NOTHING to do with Calypso Louie's group of thugs?
If the shoe fits...
Speaking of child rapers, what's with Michael Jackson becoming a Muslim? Is this a trend?
As if there should have been ANY doubt in anyone's mind when the news stories said "bow-tie and suited men" were responsible for the attacks. It's not as if Tucker Carlson has a violent following.
"It's not as if Tucker Carlson has a violent following." Though some think he should be bitch-slapped.
Child rape of hairless boys is an acceptable part of the TROP.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. -John 3:18
Do they sell black and white cookies?
mmmmmmmm.....smells like fresh Jihad.
Hmmm, sounds familiar, I wonder if he's heard of Yem Kasev's soup shop.
What do you mean no white bread???
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