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A commenter on a previous story about Malik El-Amin, charged with a boatload of serious criminal activity, asked whether young Malik was related to the folks who run the famous El-Amin fish house in North Minneapolis.
After a little bit of digging, I think it is safe to say...
ASSUMING Malik is listed at the address where he REALLY lives and he didn't falsely put forth the address of some well-known people named El-Amin, then I can say with certainty Malik El-Amin is related to the folks who run El-Amin fish house.
Here are the facts I unearthed with not very much effort:
The name of the guy who owns the house where young Malik claims to live is "Makram El-Amin." That is the same name as...
...a well-known North Minneapolis muslim imam. Click here for a story in the Star Tribune.
The Strib story is notable for how Makram El-Amin talks about being a "life coach" for young men. Yeah, I can think of a young guy who needs a WHOLE LOT of life coaching. (Eye roll)
The facebook page of the El-Amin fish house has a photo of Makram El-Amin, who sure looks like the very same imam Makram El-Amin in the photo from the Star Tribune story. The facebook photo (see same picture, above) is of "Makram and Sharon," which is the same name as the couple who own the house where young Malik claims to reside.
It is, of course, possible Malik is not their son but a more distant relative with the same surname residing at their house. My intuition tells me, however, this is the spoiled brat son of the El-Amin fish empire.
I must say I was WONDERING how that little devil made bail after being charged with two armed robberies and a high speed chase. I don't actually know WHO paid the bail but let's just say the police probably found most of Malik's money in the car he crashed into the light pole, so I kind of doubt it was Malik who paid it.