A Detroit newspaper has published a profile of Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Although the article does not delve into CAIR’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, the report does contain some interesting comments about Walid’s relationship with the Nation Of Islam:
Dawud Walid’s search for spiritual direction saw him skipping from college to college as a 20-something until he read Malcolm X’s best-selling autobiography. The work traces Malcolm X’s journey from Michigan to Mecca……He speaks regularly at one of Detroit’s largest mosques, Masjid Wali Muhammad, where he is an associate imam. The mosque was the first Nation of Islam temple in the country ever built, according to Walid.
The report also contains other biographical details about Mr. Walid, described as “the black kid born in Detroit and raised in the South did convert from a southern Baptist to a northern Muslim.”