"I talk about Neal and get this blackmailing email begging me to stop or they'll expose a series of untrue things," he tweeted, referring to Neal Rauhauser, a Kimberlin associate.
The email Akbar posted called him a "liar," alleging he was involved in "a years long crime wave," and threatened to reveal it all if Akbar does not "walk away."
"Dude, you need to resign and go off and hide. Man, the Feds gonna expand their investigation into your crime wave," the email reportedly said.
"And you know what I am talking about. I do feel sorry for Mama Lydia, but for you to invoke her on your FB page is disgusting. She is not proud to have a felon turned Uncle Tom and she has told you that many times. If you don’t resign, this is going to keep dribbling out and will cross into what you did in other states, and involve drugs — yeah, come on Ali, it was not just some booze," the message adds.
The message Akbar posted alleges to have pictures of Akbar reportedly engaging in unspecified activities.
"Remember those pictures, or were you too stoned to remember. Well, I remember and I’ve got the pics," the message alleges.
The messenger claims to have been close to Akbar at one time, and again encourages him to "walk away" for the good of his family.
"Dude," the posted message read, "you ain’t gonna win this one – all the s**t that you, Mama Lydia and your bro been trying so hard to hide under the rug is gonna come out. You ain’t gonna be able to stand no federal investigation. (sic)"
Akbar, targeted for his support of conservative blogger Aaron Walker, initially responded by tweeting: "You can't produce a picture that doesn't exist from a non-existence incident."
Later, he dared the messengers to produce the alleged photos, saying he would "leave Twitter" if they could.
On Thursday, the American Center for Law and Justice announced that it was representing Akbar and the National Bloggers Club, saying he and the group "are facing threats and intimidation tactics by those opposed to their viewpoint."
Later, Akbar tweeted a message wondering if Anderson Cooper would "cover this cyber-bullying ... domestic terrorist sympathizers seek to blackmail black activist."
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Conservative blogger alleges blackmail attempt by Brett Kimberlin sympathizers - Spokane Conservative