This BLM activist was made famous for a video of him jumping a police line and grabbing a Confederate flag from a protester in Charleston.
Muhiyidin d’Baha, who was also known as Muhiyidin Elamin Moye or Moya, was shot in New Orleans at 1am on Monday morning and died in hospital at 9.30am from a loss of blood, his family said.
Not much has been revealed about the death other than he was shot and he died from blood loss.
Watch Muhiyidin d’Baha grab the Confederate flag:
Little is known about the killing, other than that D’Baha was shot in the thigh on Bienville Street in New Orleans, according to the NOPD.
Police have yet to release any details about suspects or motive for the shooting, and it is believed D’Baha was in New Orleans for personal reasons rather than on any Black Lives Matter work.
D’Baha, who is in his thirties, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for grabbing the flag from a member of the Secessionist Party in February 2017.
He was profiled in the New Yorker in 2015. It gave some insight into his family history.
D’Baha’s father is Muslim, his mother is Baha’i. When d’Baha was thirteen, the family moved to South Carolina from Poughkeepsie, New York. When he was young, he got in trouble with the law, but he cleaned up his act and went to college. He played football there and studied psychology.
His sudden death was a shock to friends and family.
His friend Brandon Fish paid tribute to him on Facebook saying he was in ‘total shock’ that ‘my dear friend, and one of Charleston’s most important and beloved grassroots leaders, Muhiyyidin D’baha, was shot and killed in New Orleans’.
‘I don’t have more details than that, but it appears to be a random act of violence,’ wrote Fish.
Source: Daily Mail
Crime has been ramping up in New Orleans. So much in fact, that ‘The Big Easy’ now tops Baltimore and Chicago in the rate of shooting incidents per 100K people.
Black Lives Matter as a movement has stood firmly against Police Officers and claimed that American police departments are rife with ‘systemic racism’.
Here at Clash, we don’t know if d’Baha was one of the anti-cop activists but, frankly, many in that movement are.
The million dollar question is: will the friends, family, and BLM associates of d’Baha trust law enforcement officers as they investigate the case to find the killer and seek justice for this senseless death?
We’ll just have to wait and see.