• Wilson Building May 28, 2022 3:26 pm

    Kojo Nnamdi Talks About Fateful Decision During 1977 Muslim Siege

    Forty-five years after a radio reporter was gunned down inside the Wilson Building, one of his colleagues still feels the pain and harbors some guilt for what happened. Kojo Nnamdi and Maurice Williams both worked at WHUR in 1977 when a group of Hanafi Muslims stormed the building, killing Williams and three others. The story may have ended differently for...

  • Hanafi Siege May 27, 2022 11:51 pm

    Kojo Nnamdi Tells Why He Still Feels Guilt Decades After Hanafi Siege

    Forty-five years after a radio reporter was gunned down inside D.C.’s Wilson Building, one of his colleague’s still feels the pain and harbors some guilt. Kojo Nnamdi and Maurice Williams were both working at WHUR when in 1977 a group of Hanafi Muslims stormed the building, killing Williams and wounding three others, including then-Council Member Marion Barry.  With a...

  • Marion Barry May 23, 2022 10:47 am

    Compassionate Release for Man Involved in Hanafi Siege

    The gunman who killed WHUR reporter Maurice Williams, wounded then-D.C. Council member Marion Barry and shot security guard Mark Cantrell in the Hanafi Siege of 1977 was granted compassionate release from prison.

  • Abdul Muzakir May 21, 2022 9:30 am

    Hanafi Siege Gunman Granted Compassionate Release From Prison

    The gunman who killed WHUR reporter Maurice Williams, wounded then-D.C. Council member Marion Barry and shot security guard Mark Cantrell in the Hanafi Siege of 1977 was granted compassionate release from prison. More than 40 years ago, Abdul Muzikir was one of 12 gunmen who seized three buildings in downtown Washington, D.C. and held 149 hostages over two days. The…

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