Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mich. town caves to CAIR

Another case of voluntary, preemptive dhimmitude.  Someone is doing the Muslim Brotherhood's work for them.  Sharia has won another small battle in the Grand Jihad.


Mich. town caves to CAIR

Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 5/2/2012 4:25:00

Stop sharia financeA law firm that defends and promotes Christian heritage and moral values has filed a lawsuit in response to authorities in a Michigan community stopping a speech that was critical of Islamic sharia law.

On January 26, 2012, Muslim terrorist-turned-Christian Kamal Saleem was addressing an assembly in the auditorium at Allegan High School. The event was an effort to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and "American Laws for American Courts." Saleem discussed the effort by State Rep. David Agema (R) to pass HB 4769, or the "Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act," which bans the use of foreign laws in the state.

Erin Mersino is trial counsel at the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC). Despite the fact that no one in the audience protested the speech, she says Allegan police interrupted Saleem's presentation and ordered that the event be shut down.

Michigan"They were supposed to be acting as security," Mersino reports. "However, on the day of the event, after the high school received this letter from CAIR saying that they should not allow Kamal Saleem to speak, then all of a sudden the event is shut down."

She contends that the Council on American-Islamic Relations cannot just step in and use its bullying power to silence someone else's free-speech rights.

"They are using their power to step in and say, 'Don't allow this person to speak. They don't have views that are similar to ours, so they must be silenced,'" the attorney argues. "And how did the school district react? To comply with CAIR's wishes."

TMLC's suit is on behalf of the organizers of the event, who have named CAIR, CAIR's Michigan director, the city of Allegan, the Allegan Police Department, and the school district as defendants in the case.

In Florida, public outcry recently ensured that representatives from CAIR and similar groups would no longer be invited to address students in Tampa's public schools. The Florida Family Association has told OneNewsNow the radical organization has vigorously opposed legislation in Congress and a number of states that would prohibit foreign law, like sharia, from being accepted by domestic courts.