On second thought, it may not be all bad if taxpayers footed the bill for this, but only if all the taxpayers were pro-sharia adherents. The fact that non-Muslims are forced to defend themselves from sharia in the U.S. signifies how far and fast things are moving. via City of Dearborn, Michigan pays $100,000 in lawsuit by evangelists | Michigan Radio.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – The city of Dearborn has paid $100,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a Christian evangelist whose free-speech rights were violated at a popular Arab-American street festival.
Dearborn has a large Muslim population and one of the nation’s biggest concentrations of people with roots in the Arab world.
City police in 2010 barred George Saieg and his allies from freely walking sidewalks with literature to convert Muslims to Christianity. Chief Ron Haddad says he was just controlling foot traffic, but a federal appeals court says the city violated the First Amendment.
The court says allowing the evangelists on the festival’s perimeter wasn’t good enough.
As the prevailing party, Saieg was entitled to legal fees and other costs from Dearborn. His lawyers say the money was paid last week.
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“The award of attorney fees in this case,” noted Muise, “is critical in the lawfare against Civilization Jihad and dhimmitization, or subjugation, of an entire municipality in Michigan. Dearborn has a long record of this kind of illegal, heavy-handed treatment of Christians as an attempt to placate Dearborn’s sharia-faithful. The court’s ruling today demonstrates that this kind of behavior will come at great cost.”