The Enablers 

Numerous players have assisted the Beys.

THE ENABLERS
GOVERNMENT

OAKLAND COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Recommended $1.1 million
loan to Nedir Bey.

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL
Unanimously approved loan in 1996. (Councilwoman Sheila Jordan pictured.)


PORT OF OAKLAND STAFF
Picked Universal Distributors to provide security at Oakland airport,
though firm lacks valid license.

CIVIC
LEADERS

KEITH CARSON
Name appears as character reference during Nedir Bey’s 1995
sentencing for false imprisonment.




DON PERATA
Wrote August 2002 letter commending Yusuf Bey’s “leadership” in community.

LAW
ENFORCEMENT

OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
Joe Samuels’ department allegedly adopted casual attitude to violence by Black Muslims.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Allegedly failed to act on charges that Yusuf Bey raped a girl under his foster care.

BUSINESSES

MARRIOTT HOTEL
Contracts with Universal Distributors for security, though firm lacks a security license.

OAKLAND ICE CENTER
Contracted with Universal Distributors for security, though firm lacks a security license.

MEDIA

OAKLAND TRIBUNE
Has soft-pedaled coverage of alleged crimes by Nedir and Yusuf Bey.



SOUL BEAT Chuck Johnson’s station broadcasts
Bey’s racist sermons and banned on-air discussion of Bey’s arrest.

EAST BAY EXPRESS Wrote a 1994 profile of Yusuf Bey
that glossed over his homophobia and anti- Semitism.

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