Saturday, August 11, 2007

Our Turn For Civil Rights!

Andrew Whitehead, proprietor of the "Anti-CAIR" website has a great commentary on the Pace University koran in the toilet case.

You may recall in 2004 Whitehead was sued by CAIR, as they deemed comments and posts on his site defamatory. Whitehead was given "the opportunity to cease and desist the publication of defamatory statements about CAIR on your web site and elsewhere" in a letter from CAIR attorney, Jeremiah A. Denton III.

In an email to subscribers, Whitehead describes his legal dealings with CAIR this way;

"The reason I refused to surrender to CAIR's blatant attempt at intimidation was simple: I believe that all the information we provide on CAIR is the truth, and that the truth must be defended, in order to maintain a free society.

When CAIR sued me, it discovered that bringing a bogus "defamation" case to silence free speech is a double edged sword; just as CAIR could examine and test my material and delve into my works, so I was entitled to do the same to CAIR.

The question, as the discovery process unfolded was: "Who was going to blink first"?

For our legal team the answer was simple: we agreed to answer any/all questions in depth. We had, and have, nothing to hide. Everything Anti-CAIR does is perfectly transparent, we show our sources (where we can), we name names, and we provide links that any reader can follow.

When my legal team, headed by Reed Rubinstein, submitted questions to CAIR, we were rebuffed. CAIR finally realized that going after Anti-CAIR was not only a bad decision, it had the potential to show CAIR for what it is: an Anti-American front group for Hamas that was founded by Islamic terrorists.

CAIR ran from the suit they initiated and the case was settled.

Not one word that CAIR objected to was changed on the web site. No corrections were issued. No apology was made."

Stanislav Shmulevich stands accused and has been arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment for allegedly placing a koran in a toilet at Pace University. While we can all agree the act was stupid, is it really a crime?

CAIR's civil rights coordinator had this to say; "We commend the NYPD for its appropriate handling of this case...we must all be concerned when any actions cross the line from protected free speech to acts designed to intimidate. Just as there is a difference between someone burning a cross in their own backyard and burning that same cross in the yard of an African-American family, there is a difference between desecrating a religious text in a private setting and doing so in a setting that will create a hostile learning environment."

So, the next time the MSU (muslim student union), on any US campus, burn the American or Israeli flags, we can file a criminal complaint against them and demand they're charged with inciting violence by creating a hostile environment and label it a hate crime.

CAIR should be reminded this is a double edged sword.


SkyePuppy said...

Excellent post!

CAIR loves to use our country's ideals and laws to further their agenda. It's about time someone starts giving them a hefty dose of comeuppance.

janice said...

Andrew Whitehead is really watching this corrupt bunch of thugs, and they know it.