New Jersey: Law Center Seeks to Pierce Veil of Secrecy Surrounding Approval of Mosque

Source: Thomas More Law Center Seeks to Pierce Veil of Secrecy Surrounding Approval of Mosque – Thomas More Law Center

The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, announced that yesterday afternoon it filed a Public Records Request with Bernards Township on behalf of Township resident Cody Smith. Mr. Smith had written a scathing letter to the Bernards Township Committee attacking “the stench” of secrecy surrounding the scheduled special meeting which had quickly been called for late Friday, April 21st.

That meeting was subsequently cancelled because of the lack of proper notice. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of TMLC, observed, “Based on the timing of the meeting late in the day on Friday, the meeting agenda, and discovery that resolutions approving the settlements of both the DOJ and the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (Islamic Society) lawsuits had already been filed with the Township clerk, it is probable that a decision had already been secretly made and that the scheduled meeting was a mere formality.”

TMLC represents several Bernards Township residents who were served with intrusive and harassing subpoenas by Islamic Society attorneys. Their only involvement was to make public comments at a public Township hearing. They were non-parties to the lawsuit, had never had an official role in the Township and had no authority to deny the Islamic Society’s permit request. Nonetheless, the subpoenas demanded the production of emails, voice mails, text messages, and social media posts concerning Muslims, Islam, or anything to do with Muslim worship. The subpoenas clearly infringed upon their First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. The only purpose of the subpoenas was to punish residents who dared to oppose the Islamic Society’s request.

Thompson continued: “The Township Committee knows that its motivations for disapproving the proposed zoning changes were completely proper and were not animated by hatred for any person or group. Unfortunately, the tactics of intimidation waged by the Islamic Society and the deep-state Department of Justice attorneys, appointed by former Attorney General Eric Holder to carry-out his left-wing agenda, may have taken their toll.

“We filed this open records request to obtain the settlement agreements that we believe have already been tacitly agreed upon by the parties. In doing so, we hope to shine a light on the dark tactics employed by the Islamic Society, its attorneys, and deep-state attorneys within the Department of Justice.”

7 thoughts on “New Jersey: Law Center Seeks to Pierce Veil of Secrecy Surrounding Approval of Mosque

  1. There is no space available for a mosque, anywhere in the Americas. Existing mosques must be leveled to the ground and the ground soaked in the blood of swine. The survival of freedom demands this.

    • George, you are right! We don’t have Sharia Law in America. God willing it will stay this way.It is so sad to see these children of such innocence go to college institutions that teach anti-American beliefs. The colleges encourage anti-American Muslim beliefs that support the anti-constitution, anti-American Sharia Law. The truth about the Muslim body is censored in the news media as to not offend the Muslims in this country. The truth about the Muslims is shameful and embarrassing to the American people so the censorship has to continue.The Muslim theocracy is not compatible with the American core beliefs and the U.S. Constitution, the Muslim body should do the honorable thing and find another country to practice their theocracy. The 1400 year religious vendetta needs to end or leave America. The Muslims want to impose Sharia Law and fundamentally changing America by changing the people to majority Muslim through the guise of religious freedom. A clever assault and test on the U.S. Constitution. The congress in America is weak and the protection of the constitution is not what it should be.

  2. These MUZZPUKES all think that they should have the right to use our laws and our generosity against us, to their advantage; and that they can just sweep all of their smelly rubbish under the rug. Well God bless the Thomas More Law Center and God bless Cody Smith for standing up for FREEDOM!!! It’s high time we fed a little of the same medicine back down the throats of the muzzturds–soooo HIGH TIME!!!!!

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