Court Orders CAIR to Pay Legal Fees After Harassing Private Citizen Who Opposed Mosque

Harassing, terrorizing. Same difference in this case. via Federal Court Orders CAIR to Pay AFLC $9,000 in Legal Fees | American Freedom Law Center

Today (August 28, 2015), U.S. Magistrate Judge David Grand sanctioned the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and ordered it to pay $9,000 in legal fees to the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), after AFLC successfully “quashed” harassing and burdensome subpoenas issued by CAIR to Ms. Zaba Davis, a private citizen who received the subpoenas because she publicly expressed her opposition to the construction of an Islamic center in her neighborhood.

In 2012, the Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor (MCA) requested that Pittsfield Township, Michigan, rezone a parcel of land to build an Islamic School and community center.  The Township denied the request, citing infrastructure and traffic concerns.  Nevertheless, CAIR, which bills itself as “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization” but is widely known in government circles as a Muslim Brotherhood front group, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Township on behalf of the MCA, alleging that township officials denied the MCA’s rezoning application out of discrimination against Muslims.

The MCA’s rezoning request was opposed by a group of Township residents who live in the neighborhood of the proposed development.  The residents expressed concerns about the traffic congestion that the new construction would cause in their neighborhood.  Pursuant to their rights protected by the First Amendment, these private citizens circulated and submitted to their elected Township officials a petition expressing their opposition to the rezoning and several of them spoke out at public hearings held by the Township to discuss the matter.

As a result of the citizens’ involvement, CAIR served harassing subpoenas on a number of these citizens, demanding that they produce private emails and other documents, and in some cases, appear for a deposition.  In one instance, Township resident Zaba Davis and her husband came home to find several papers jammed in the crack of the front door of their home.  The papers included subpoenas demanding the production of personal emails and other documents and a subpoena commanding Ms. Davis to appear at a deposition.

In response to CAIR’s abusive discovery requests, AFLC, which is representing seven of the targeted private citizens, filed a motion to “quash” and for a protective order against CAIR.  The court granted the motion, ruling that the subpoenas violated the First Amendment and caused undue burden.  According to the court’s ruling:

[CAIR] contends that its sole interest in deposing Davis stems from a genuine belief that she has what it believes to be relevant information, and not from any personal malice against her for her public opposition to the school.  This argument fails for a few reasons.  First, . . . the Court finds unpersuasive [CAIR’s] relevance argument.  Second, for the reasons noted in the preceding paragraphs, to the extent information possessed by Davis is relevant, that relevance is far outweighed by the chilling effect that allowing the subpoenas would have on speech, not only for Davis, but for all others who wish to be involved in public discourse on matters of public concern.

AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel Robert Muise commented:

“Discovery sanctions in federal court are rare.  They are typically reserved for the most egregious violations.  CAIR’s conduct in this case, not unlike other cases in which we have litigated against this Muslim Brotherhood organization, almost always meets or exceeds this threshold.  Yet, only rarely are CAIR and their minions sanctioned.  We applaud the court for its courage and fidelity to the rule of law.”

AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi added:

“CAIR claims to be a civil rights organization even as it uses federal subpoenas to terrorize innocent residents into submission.  CAIR was born from a jihadi terrorist conspiracy and it has done little to distance itself from those bona fides.  It is about time a federal court applied a measured yardstick to sanction CAIR’s abusive conduct in federal litigation.”

Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

Thanks to readers and Twitter followers of Creeping Sharia.

via Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by Mayors Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett | Facebook

Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font.

The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original event date will be honored for the rescheduled date.


The party was originally scheduled on the anniversary of September 11 as we posted and asked, “Where are the citizens of Lansing?”

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Thanks also to a reader who informed us of his/her interaction with one of the sponsors of the event (full comment here), as well as Biz Pac Review for picking up the story here and here:

Meanwhile, a local hospital sponsoring the event tried to bully a protesting group out of using its name and logo, according to an email thread obtained by BizPac Review on Monday. (With the dinner being rescheduled, it wasn’t clear if the protests would still be held.)

In the first email to Lansing-based Sparrow Health Systems, protesters promised to make sure the hospital’s sponsorship of the event was well publicized – complete with replicas of the World Trade Center decorated with Sparrow “iconography,” and grisly scenes of the human cost of the 9/11 attacks.

Thank you for sponsoring the Ramadan unity dinner on September 11th. We will be attending, myself and 14 other friends with tickets we have bought, just to see how things go. We are right now designing our art project to be displayed in the public space outside of the venue. Right now our idea is to make replications of the Twin Towers with Sparrow health iconography on the sides of the building. We might even have little jumpers who jump out of the building has it is burning falling into the sparrow health facilities. It should be fun for all. Again, thank you very much for sponsoring the Ramadan unity dinner on September 11th.

In response, Sparrow’s Diversity/Inclusion Community Advocate Lori Adams Simon wrote the protester and ordered the group not to use the company’s imagery in any way. (Adams referred questions Monday to Sparrow’s marketing department, which did not return a call.)

My name is Lori Adams Simon and I am the Diversity/Inclusion Community Advocate for Sparrow Health System. Sparrow’s Marketing team received your email below in regard to The City of Lansing Ramadan Dinner.

Please note: Under NO circumstances can you use the Sparrow logo or any Sparrow “iconography” for other purposes including this art project.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

The protesters were having none of it.

Under the fair use doctrine for protests as defined by Supreme Court cases, we will use your logos in our protest. You cannot stop us by any kind of prior restraint. If you try to take us to court the judge there will let you know that we have the right to use your logo in protest of your sponsorship.

Your logo will be on one of the twin towers that we will have being hit by one of the other sponsor’s planes. You wanted to sponsor a 911 Ramadan dinner. That was your choice. Now you’re going to live with it.

At least they’ll be able to “live with it.

That’s something thousands of Americans couldn’t do on Sept. 11, 2001.


And celebrating Ramadan on the taxpayer’s dime is something no U.S. mayor should do.

Update 2: Reader Dee found the The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing selling books by the notorious Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Some background on the Qaradawi from IPT:

…[Qaradawi] declared what he saw as the fate and goals of his faith [Islam]:

What remains, then, is to conquer Rome. The second part of the omen. “The city of Hiraq [once emperor of Constantinople] will be conquered first”, so what remains is to conquer Rome.’ This means that Islam will come back to Europe for the third time, after it was expelled from it twice… Conquest through Da’wa [proselytizing], that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da’wa.

But the balance of power will change, and this is what is told in the Hadith of Ibn-Omar and the Hadith of Abu-Hurairah: “You shall continue to fight the Jews and they will fight you, until the Muslims will kill them. And the Jew will hide behind the stone and the tree, and the stone and the tree will say: ‘Oh servant of Allah, Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him!’ The resurrection will not come before this happens.” This is a text from the good omens in which we believe.”[3]

In January 1998, the Associated Press quoted al-Qaradawi as writing, “There should be no dialogue with these people [Israelis] except with swords.”[4] And in April 2001, commenting on suicide bombings, he said, “They are not suicide operations…These are heroic martyrdom operations.”[5]

In 2004, in response to a question regarding the permissibility of female suicide bombers, al-Qaradawi encouraged such acts, stating, “The martyr operations is [sic] the greatest of all sorts of Jihad in the Cause of Allah.”[7]

Al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa stating that Muslims killed fighting American forces in Iraq are martyrs. “Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions…”


The mayors of Lansing and East Lansing are partnering with Muslims who share these beliefs and imams who preach it.

Contact them using the form at:

http://www.lansingmi.gov/Contact_Us

or Ph: 517-483-4141

or  Lansing.Mayor@lansingmi.gov

@NathanTriplett

Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan ()


Michigan: Lansing mayors to host Ramadan party…on 9/11!!

Whiskey! Tango! Foxtrot!

Last year these two celebrated sharia, with taxpayer money, days before 9/11.

This year, the emboldened Muslims orchestrating this effort have convinced these mayors that celebrating Ramadan – which ended in mid-July according to a U.S. sharia council – on the anniversary of the Muslim terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans would be a grand idea. Where are the citizens of Lansing?

Uniting Muslims to celebrate 9/11. via The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing – Announcements. h/t D

9th Annual Mayor’s Ramadan Unity Dinner
Hosted by Mayors Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett
Friday, September 11
6 pm to 9 pm
Lansing Center
333 East Michigan Ave, Downtown Lansing
Mayor Virg Bernero,
City of Lansing
All Proceeds go to the
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Mayor Nathan Triplett,
City of East Lansing

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They’re even giving taxpayer money away.885616_797304557034391_719086084883300450_o

Contact them using the form at:

http://www.lansingmi.gov/Contact_Us

or Ph: 517-483-4141

or  Lansing.Mayor@lansingmi.gov

@NathanTriplett

Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan ()

 

Michigan: Muslim Gets 2 Years, Deportation for Federal Welfare Fraud Conviction

100% Muhammad quotient. His wife gets sentenced next. via FBI — Federal Welfare Fraud Conviction Results in Prison Sentence and Deportation of Muhammad Dalalli.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced today that Muhammad Dalalli, 41, of Grand Rapids, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker for his scheme to defraud the federal government in connection with subsistence benefits.

On November 4, 2013, Dalalli and his wife were charged with defrauding the federal government of numerous subsistence benefits after arriving in the United States from Iraq. The programs defrauded included the Women, Infants and Children (“WIC”) program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (“TANF”), HUD, and Medicaid benefits. Dalalli and his wife defrauded these programs by failing to reveal their ownership of Lebanese bank accounts and other assets, and by concealing their living arrangements in connection with their receipt of HUD-subsidized housing. The fraud scheme resulted in losses totaling $126,739. Dalalli, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was additionally charged with making false statements in connection with his citizenship application.

Dalalli’s trial commenced on January 13, 2015. After the first day of trial he entered a guilty plea to all counts. Shortly thereafter, he requested that his guilty pleas be set aside, claiming that he had been coerced into pleading guilty by his defense attorney. This request was denied by Judge Jonker, who noted that the court had inquired at length with Dalalli concerning his decision to plead guilty, and Dalalli had assured the court that his decision to plead guilty was voluntary.

On July 14, 2015, Judge Jonker sentenced Dalalli to serve a prison term of 27 months, followed by supervised release of 36 months. The sentence included restitution of $126,739. Dalalli was also stripped of his U.S. citizenship and ordered deported following the completion of his sentence. Dalalli’s wife, Rima Alame, will be sentenced on August 31, 2015.


debbieschlussel.com adds:

Not mentioned in this is that Dalalli and his wife also committed insurance fraud via arson in burning down a grocery store they owned, as documented in at least one of the three indictments in their case. If there was a way to commit fraud and make halal money [money permitted and especially blessed under Islam because it’s the fruit of fraud against non-Muslims/infidels], they found it and perpetrated it. They “worked the syndicate” in almost every way possible.

Anyone believe that Muhammad Dalalli will actually be deported after his prison term is up?

If you do, I have some land in Iraq to sell you.

The Dalalli/Alames have four anchor baby U.S. citizen children glomming off the system, who will get to live here forever and spread their parents’ illegal, cheating ways.

Both of Dalalli’s presentencing reports from the federal government are restricted and not available for public access, after motions by Dalalli’s lawyer. Why do you think that is? What’s in those reports?


Just a few days ago we told you a separate instance in Michigan of another Muslim family ripping off taxpayers: Muslim brothers who were jailed in a $1.2M welfare scam.

Michigan: Sheriff’s Dept. responds to Muslim’s attempt to enforce sharia during criminal bookings

via Oceana Co. responds to hijab removal lawsuit | WOODTV.com.

Dakroub (right) sitting in front of her family

Dakroub (right) sitting in front of her family (look into the eyes of the hijabis)

HART, Mich. (WOOD) — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Department says it didn’t violate a Muslim woman’s rights when they forced her to remove her hijab at the county jail following an arrest in May.

Fatme Dakroub, who is a U.S. citizen currently living in the United Arab Emirates, filed the federal lawsuit, claiming Oceana County Sheriff’s Department deputies forced her to remove her hijab despite her objections.

She claims she was in Oceana County visiting family on May 15, 2015 and rented a Jeep at the dunes. She says she was stopped for speeding by an Oceana County Sheriff’s deputy and arrested.

Dakroub says she wears a hijab in accordance with her religious beliefs that are based on the understanding of the Quran. Her religious beliefs also require her to be covered in front of men who are not family.

In a response filed to the federal lawsuit, the county admits that deputies required Dakroub to remove her head scarf for her mug shot, and would not let her put it back on in the cell.

The county says the photograph was like Dakroub’s driver’s license photo, in which she is not wearing a head covering either.

As for the head scarf, the county considers lengthy scarfs to be security concerns, and instead allowed her to wear a hooded sweatshirt while in the cell.

The county claims the policy is in place for the safety of the jail and those inside, and is not discriminatory.

A similar lawsuit in eastern Michigan was recently settled, with the jail agreeing to change its policy and allow Muslims to wear head coverings as part of their religious beliefs.

Muslims living in America – apparently she left – want to enforce sharia on everyone. Her lawyers suggests the same:

…if a police department does not have a female on duty, then officers should consider using gloves and limiting the Muslim woman’s exposure to other men. He argued that after a thorough inspection, an arrested Muslim woman should have a right to put her scarf back on.

In Dakroub’s case, she was placed in a holding cell without her scarf despite her requests to put it back on.  Other inmates subjected her to verbal harassment for at least four hours.

“It’s not necessary for the individual to be victimized in this fashion,” Ayad added. “She was subjected to humiliation, isolation and harassment.”

He also said that for hours male inmates tried making passes at Dakroub.

“You can only suspect the embarrassment and humiliation this individual had to go through,” he said. “It’s bad enough to be falsely arrested, but then to have her first amendment rights violated is a flagrant disrespect and is an abuse of power with law enforcement.”

ACRL Field Director Samia Hamid said that police officers should receive proper training in interacting with multi-cultural communities, especially in an area such as Oceana County, a popular tourist destination.

No – the policies should be uniform and those who choose to live in or visit America should abide by the laws here. Just as Americans do when they foolishly visit Muslim countries.

We are asking for more sensitivity, more education and more awareness for all their officers,” Hamid said.

I.e., sharia training and then submission.

On Thursday, the ACRL sent a federal complaint to the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Michigan. The complaint asks for a federal judge to rule that the Oceana County Sherriff’s Department’s practices be deemed unconstitutional under the first amendment.

“We are asking a federal judge today to take action and to stop this continuous harassment and intimidation and set some policy across the line as to how to deal with individuals with their first amendment rights,” Ayad added.

There is more than a policy – they are called laws. Abide by them.

Dakroub was released from the Oceana County Jail on $150 bail. She is asking for compensatory damages in an amount to be determined at a trail.

Michigan: Muslim brothers jailed in $1.2M welfare scam

Contributing to the fabric of America. Mass immigration, mass welfare and massive amounts of welfare fraud committed by immigrants. via Former owners of Middle Eastern Market imprisoned in $1.2M welfare fraud scheme | MLive.com.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three brothers have been sentenced to prison for committing welfare fraud while they operated the former Middle Eastern Market in Grand Rapids.

Emad, Jawad and Khader Karaein were part of a conspiracy, federal officials said.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. said the three, along with others, allowed customers to obtain cash and prohibited items in exchange for federal subsistence benefits. He said that large amounts of federal welfare money wound up in the store’s bank accounts.

The defendants were also accused of signing up for welfare benefits despite having sources of income that would disqualify them from receiving food and cash assistance and Medicaid benefits.

In exchange for guilty pleas, the government dropped charges against the defendants’ wives and other family members, Miles said.

Khader Karaein was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 13, to one year in prison and two years on supervised release.

Emad Karaein was sentenced in June to 34 months in prison, to be followed by three years on supervised release. Jawad Karaein was sentenced last month to 30 months in prison, with two years on supervised release.

All were ordered to pay restitution of $1,272,000.

The government said the market fraudulently redeemed benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) and the Women, Infants and Children program, or WIC.

The alleged scheme ran from May 2001 to June 2010, the government said.

The market burned down about a year after it was sold. The next owner was also accused of fraud.

 

Michigan: Dearbornistan in Photos

Coming to your town. via ISLAMIC MICHIGAN:

Warren Avenue Dearborn in Photos

 

 

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