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In his own words

Once badly malnourished, beaten and locked up in a garage, Ahmed Ibn Muhammed Mahdi Shabazz is now a strapping 6-foot-5, 215-pound young man who recently graduated from high school in Avon, Ohio. He suffered serious depression after his ordeal at the hands of Mansa Musa Muhummed, but after undergoing years of counseling he says, “I forced myself to forget it. It now seems like a video game that I was just watching.”

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  1. November 25, 2011, 7:30 pm

    I'm so proud of you my son. Your a remarkable person. Thank God he gave you to me. _Love you always._Mom

    By: dvsurvivor01
  2. November 26, 2011, 8:07 pm

    My heart tears and the strenght is beyond measures, i truley from my heart says i love you for who you are

    By: rfr

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