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.”

UNC’s ‘Literature of 9/11’ course sympathizes with Muslim terrorists

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Neel Ahuja

Source: UNC’s ‘Literature of 9/11’ course sympathizes with terrorists, paints U.S. as imperialistic – The College Fix

An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called “Literature of 9/11” explores the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and those who view America as an imperialist nation.

The reading assignments for the class, which includes poems, memoirs and graphic novels, present terrorists in a sympathetic light and American political leaders as greedy, war hungry and corrupt, according to a review by The College Fix.

The readings mostly focus on justifying the actions of terrorists – painting them as fighting against an American regime, or mistaken idealists, or good people just trying to do what they deem right. None of the readings assigned in the freshman seminar present the Sept. 11 attacks from the perspective of those who died or from American families who lost loved ones.

“ENGL 72: Literature of 9/11” is taught by Neel Ahuja, an associate professor of English, comparative literature, and geography at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“Neel grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He studied transnational cultural studies at the University of California, San Diego and gender studies at Northwestern University, where he was a student organizer and labor solidarity activist,” according to his online faculty bio.

Ahuja did not respond to several emails from The College Fix seeking comment. Jim Gregory, UNC’s director of media relations, said in a telephone interview that the university does not have an official stance on the class.

First-year seminars are often esoteric in nature, and typically hone in on narrow and unique topics. They are meant to introduce new students to college-level courses, and “offer an introduction to the intellectual life of the university and focus on how scholars pose problems, discover truths, resolve controversies, and evaluate knowledge,” UNC’s website states.

Other seminars this fall at UNC include designing robots with Legos, the relationship between humans and animals, race and ethnic relations in the U.S., and even animals in Japanese folklore.

As for “Literature of 9/11,” its online description states it aims to “explore representations of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath in literature and popular culture.”

To that end, the class covers a wide variety of readings, according to a list detailed by the campus bookstore’s website.

In the Shadow of No Towers is a collection of 9/11 comics by celebrated graphic artist Art Speigelman, who witnessed the attacks from his home in lower Manhattan. None of his family died in the attack, but Speigelman told Democracy Now he felt anger at how the incident was turned into a patriotic rallying cry, and his Towers work is an extension of those emotions.

The horrors his family survived that morning “were only the beginning for Spiegelman, as his anguish was quickly displaced by fury at the U.S. government, which shamelessly co-opted the events for its own preconceived agenda,” according to the book’s Amazon description.

An online database of professor salaries maintained by the News & Observer states Ahuja’s annual salary is $72,100.

New York: 63-Year-Old Muslim Charged with Fondling 10-Year-Old Girl in Queens Mosque

Source: Man Charged with Fondling 10-Year-Old Girl in Queens Mosque: Prosecutor | NBC New York

A 63-year-old Queens man is being criminally charged with sexually fondling a preteen girl in the basement of a mosque, the borough’s chief prosecutor said Friday.

Md Uddin, of 97th Street in the Corona neighborhood, was being held on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.

“These are serious accusations in which an alleged sexual predator stalked his victim in a place of worship and, if true, cannot go unpunished,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Uddin is accused luring the 10-year-old girl to the basement of the Fultoli Jame Masjid Mosque just before 1 p.m. Thursday and fondling her breasts over and under her clothing, according to the charges.

“Does this feel good? Do you like this?” he said to the girl, according to the charges. “Don’t tell anyone about this.”

The victim went home and told a family member who subsequently contacted authorities.

There was no information as to whether Uddin had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges.


Mohammed was 49 when he married a six-year old. He was 52 when he consummated the marriage with the then nine-year old.

A Proposal for the Muslim ‘Refugees’ Clamoring to Enter Europe (and America)

They aren’t refugees, they are invaders. The process is hijra. via A Proposal for the Muslim Refugees Clamoring to Enter Europe

A Modest Proposal

…there is a fellow Muslim land in Europe – a stone’s throw away for the ports of entry for many of them fleeing by sea.  ALBANIA.  It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which connects the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea. Just as Israel today can offer any potential immigrant or refugee a new life among people of a similar religious and cultural background, this European Muslim nation and member of NATO could do the same. It has an area more than 30% larger than the State of Israel with a miniscule population of scarcely three million people (a population density of approximately 300 per square mile vs.  over 800 in Israel). It provides a universal health care system and free primary and secondary education.

The country has an overwhelming ethnic majority of Albanians with only a very tiny Greek minority. According to 2011 census, about 59% of Albania adheres to Islam and 17% to Christianity, and almost one quarter is agnostic-atheist.  According to a 2010 survey, religion today plays an important role in the lives of only 39% of Albanians, and the country is ranked among the least religious countries in the world. A 2012 Pew Research Center study found that 65% of Albanian Muslims are non-denominational Muslims thus avoiding the Sunni-Shiite split so prevalent in the Middle East. The refugees could thus be assured that their new home would not be subject to the confessional or ethnic strife that has resulted in civil war and chaos in their homelands.

Albania could thus provide a shining example to the refugees about tolerance.  In the 15th century, when the Ottomans were gaining a firm foothold in the region, the government fostered trade by settling a sizeable Jewish colony of refugees fleeing persecution in Spain (at the end of the 15th century) and today, Albania has full diplomatic relations with Israel. It recognized the State of Israel as early as 1949. Although occupied by the Axis powers of World War II, it had a larger Jewish population by the end of the war. Only one Jewish family was deported and killed during the Nazi occupation of Albania. Not only did the Albanians protect their own Jews, but they provided refuge for Jews from neighboring countries. Jewish families were provided with forged documents and helped to disperse in the countryside.
Before the establishment of the People’s Republic, Albania’s illiteracy rate was among the highest of Muslim majority countries, approximately 85%.

As part of a vast educational and social campaign following World War II, anyone between the ages of 12 and 40 who could not read or write was mandated to attend classes to learn. By 1955, illiteracy was virtually eliminated among Albania’s adult population. Law enforcement in Albania is primarily the responsibility of the Albanian Police and has a special counter-terrorism unit called RENEA. On a list of 75 countries, Albania is listed at the 17th lowest crime rate ahead of many western nations such as Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden and France.

No one in Europe objected to Albania’ inclusion in NATO or its present candidacy for the EU.  Albania is an official candidate for accession to the European Union since June 2014. Instead of an increasing massive flood of Muslim migrants attempting to inundate Europe and disrupt society there even more creating an unassimilable but growing and hostile minority by the monumental gap in customs, mores, traditions and basic attitudes towards such issues as gender rights and secular education, funneling the stream of migrants towards Albania with the stated expectation that to resettle them and provide humanitarian assistance will also requires them to integrate into a fellow Muslim society which has adapted, integrated and adopted many European values, and one that could provide an inspirational example to the rest of the Dar-al-Islam.


Full post at link above.

America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson on Islam

via America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson On Radical Islam

President Obama claims that jihadists like the self-labeled “Islamic State” are not really Islamic. If so, why are Guantanamo detainees served 4 halal meals a day, issued Korans and prayer rugs, and have arrows pointing to Mecca painted throughout the camps? Either somebody is lying or the Gitmo guards have a truly bizarre sense of humor.

J.D. Gordon is a retired Navy Commander and former Pentagon spokesman who served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2005-2009. 

Gordon has it almost right. They really are Islamic, but they are not radical. How can one get a history lesson on radical Islam without all of Islam?

And the kowtowing to Muslim terrorists occurs not just at Gitmo, but more and more in every jail and prison in the U.S. and around the western world.

Obama targets lawyer helping Christians persecuted by Muslims

Source: Obama has new target on persecuted Christians

Living as a Christian in many parts of Iraq or Syria has become impossible – a one-way ticket to martyrdom at the hands of ISIS – yet it remains a near-impossible feat for these persecuted religious minorities to find refuge in America.

But if you can get to America and get your case in the hands of Robert DeKelaita, your chances are greatly improved.

As it turns out, this high-powered Chicago attorney may have been a little too successful. He’s gained asylum for thousands of persecuted Christian from Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that caught the attention of the Obama Justice Department, which is known to be no friend of Middle Eastern Christians.

DeKelaita, 52, grew up in Kirkuk in the heart of Assyria, a portion of northern Iraq that is home to one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities. Legend has it that the Apostle Thomas evangelized the long-pagan area shortly after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The Christians there still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.

After Saddam Hussein took power, DeKelaita’s family emigrated to the U.S. in 1973 and settled in the Chicago area. He was just shy of 11 years old at the time. He excelled in school, became a lawyer and vowed to use his legal skills to help his people escape religious persecution by the majority Muslims.

He’s helped reunite hundreds of families in the U.S., most of them since 2003 when the U.S. invasion and overthrow of Saddam unleashed a wave of Islamic terror against Christians that far exceeded anything that was seen under the secular Baathist regime.

The Obama administration moved against DeKelaita in September 2014, raiding his office and scooping up whatever “evidence” they could find against him. He was indicted on charges of falsifying the asylum applications of 12 clients over a 10-year period, allegedly concocting “phony claims” of religious persecution. The government has delayed his trial twice while it seeks to firm up witnesses who will testify against him.

Each count of immigration fraud carries a maximum of 10 years prison and a $250,000 fine.

DeKelaita has been a pillar in the Assyrian Christian community in Chicago, founding the Ashurbanipal Library and donating to projects that celebrate Assyrian art and culture.

“Robert has been a very successful immigration lawyer for our people,” said Ramon Michael, a fellow Assyrian Christian whose family came to the U.S. about the same time as DeKelaita’s.

“I’ve known him since high school,” Michael said. “He has a passion for what he does.”

Some find it ironic that the Obama administration is going after a lawyer who helps persecuted Iraqi Christians gain asylum while it welcomed and granted cart blanch asylum for more than 68,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America last summer.

At the same time Central Americans are being greeted with a “catch and release” policy at the border, a group of 27 Assyrian Christians who made it to the border earlier this year are being detained indefinitely.

“The way that some of our federal judges view the plight of Christians in Iraq and the way some of the adjudicators view them, you would honestly think ‘what is wrong with these people?’” DeKelaita, who lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife of 25 years, Ester, and two sons, told WND. “Why can’t they see what the rest of the world sees?”

He said one judge told him: “To argue that Christians in Iraq are being targeted for their religious beliefs is to appeal to either ignorance or emotion.”

“That is absurd,” DeKelaita said.

Though he’s had his share of wins, it’s the losses that stick with him.

Like the case in Detroit a few years ago.

“It was very disappointing to hear that judge, on Christmas Eve, deny your client asylum after his brother had just been killed in Baghdad,” DeKelaita said. “He’d owned a CD store and the Muslims felt, you know, that’s a sin, so they blew up his store and they killed several others with him.”

But the judge ruled that because one Muslim had also died in the attack that there was no targeting of Christians. It didn’t matter that seven Christians died and the owner of the store was a Christian selling Western-style music, which Muslims detest.

“I didn’t know what to say to my client,” he said. “We wished the judge a merry Christmas and just walked out of the courtroom.”

Meanwhile, the slaughter continues in Iraq and Syria. Another 220 Assyrian families were kidnapped just last week in Syria and fears are growing that the men will face beheading, the women a life of servitude as sex slaves. Bishops in Syria and Iraq have put out desperate pleas for help, saying they feel abandoned by the West.

While it detains Iraq Christian asylum seekers, the Obama administration has been welcoming thousands of Muslim refugees from jihadist hotbeds in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, despite warnings from House Homeland Security Chair Michael McCaul, R-Texas, that some of these refugee programs may become a “jihadist pipeline” into the U.S.

DeKelaita, after his indictment, learned that the FBI had been investigating him since 2008, soon after Obama took office.

“It seems like they have more leeway and power to do what they want and so they can,” his old high school friend, Michael, said.

He points to the Obama administration’s attempt earlier this year to block an Iraqi nun from entering the country to testify before Congress on the issue of Christian persecution in the Middle East. After coverage by WND and dozens of other news outlets created a public outcry, Obama relented and issued the visa to Sister Diana Momeka.

WND also reported on Aug. 3 that the Obama-led Department of Homeland Security has detained 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers in California for six months, despite the fact that most of them have family who are U.S. citizens living in San Diego.

“Dangerous people are allowed to come in across our borders and these people, I’d let these people babysit my kids, that’s how much I fear these people,” Michael said. “Something is up. I don’t know what, but it seems to be very anti-Christian to me.”

One of DeKelaita’s biggest successes was in getting a judge to strike down an outdated and inaccurate report out of Europe that insisted there was no persecution of Christians in Iraq.

“This report was saying there is no persecution of Christians in Iraq and for many years they were using that to deny asylum and Robert was able to get that stopped, and that was when things started going bad for him,” Michael said. “He was able to make a pretty substantial impact if judges were no longer able to cite that report.”

Australia: Laws against incitement to violence apply to everyone… except Muslims

Source: 1389 Blog – Counterjihad!

Once again, when it comes to radical Islam, Australia turns the other cheek.

What’s the point of having laws against hate speech when a well-known extremist is caught red-handed breaking such laws and the crime goes unpunished?

Despite a clear-cut case, even with video evidence and no denials, Hizbut Tahrir hate preacher Ismail al-Wahwah will get away with openly calling for violent jihad on the streets on Australia.

Six months ago, al-Wahwah, an Islamofacist, stood before a mob in Sydney’s Lakemba, and in Arabic spat out a call for Muslims to wipe out the Jewish race.

Surrounded by chanting flag wavers, he warned Jews should not expect to “live in safety” anymore.

It was video recorded, loaded up on YouTube with English captioning by the boastful organisers.

Originally, the story broke here. Michael was sent the footage by one of his readers who’d spotted it on a mainstream Islamic website.

We watched it in disbelief. The whole session is unashamed hate speech – and has since been the subject of numerous complaints under the appropriate laws.

So off the case went to The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board in NSW.

The Board initially agreed and referred to the case for prosecution to the DPP who asked the police to gather evidence with a view to charging the thug.

That was then.

Yesterday I became aware through police contacts that somehow this ‘up and down case’ had now been stamped too hard.

The Anti-Discrimination Board, NSW Police, and the DPP have now closed the matter and no-one will be charged – even though my contacts confirm he has clearly broken the law.

Which makes you wonder, when it comes to certain groups whether the people policing the law actually do a little reverse discrimination when it comes to who they’ll go after?

Here’s the test: If this website called for violence and random murder of any group or nationality, Michael and I would be run out of town.

If I had called for the death of certain people in my radio days, do you think it would be a non-issue?

It’s not a complicated issue – it’s quite simple.

The law says it’s a crime to incite violence on anyone – let alone a group.

It doesn’t matter who you are – but again with this mob … tolerate it.

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