A Muslim media darling during the Ferguson protests is a convicted child molester, GotNews.com has learned.
Mustafa Hussein is a volunteer for ArgusRadio, a popular activist website that live streams the St. Louis race riots and Ferguson protests.
He’s continuing to cause trouble now, like staging a protest at the St. Louis Cardinals game.
Hussein a.k.a. Theodore Barrett was previously convicted of child molestation in Iowa. His victim was under the age of 13.
Hussein’s website got 1.3 million views in just one night during the Ferguson protests.
He has been the subject of fawning, gushing profiles by NPR, Washington Post, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Emily Chang interviewed Hussein on Bloomberg.tv.
— Emily Chang (@emilychangtv) August 20, 2014
Michael Calderone wrote an extremely sympathetic profile.
Argus Radio’s Mustafa Hussein: “Since Mike Brown’s voice was taken from him, we are the voice of Mike Brown.” http://t.co/feiISpWuFG
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) August 18, 2014
— Elise Hu (일리스 후) (@elisewho) August 21, 2014
Hussein has claimed that he was harassed by the police as he was filming the Ferguson race riots.
None other than the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing on Hussein’s behalf.
The ACLU suit asked a judge to end the police policy of “demanding and ordering members of the media and public to stop recording the police acting in their official duty on public streets and sidewalks” and declare such a policy a violation of constitutional rights.