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Will radical Muslims sue you? Debbie Schlussel learns of Islamicists' plan to clog courts ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2001 | Debbie Schlussel

Posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:56 PM PST by JohnHuang2

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Will radical Muslims sue you?

© 2001

If anyone will improperly benefit from the terrorist attacks, it's the usual culprits – trial lawyers – and a new one: radical Islamicists. Lawyers and America's organized radical Muslims have developed a whole new litigation racket to clog the courts.

First, there is Arab-American Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Issa plans to introduce legislation to allow Arabs and Muslims who are "victims of racial profiling" to file discrimination lawsuits and collect monetary damages, "if profiling is not done properly." This is ridiculous. Basically, Issa is telling law enforcement: Don't do your job at airports and borders, or I'll help everyone sue you out of a job and a bank account.

A reason we have so many terrorists within our borders, right now, is that law enforcement officials were restrained from examining enough individuals that fit an ethnic profile, due to political grandstanding like Issa's. To this day, U.S. Customs officials are required to give complaint forms to all people stopped at the border and/or frisked. This guarantees that too many criminals and terrorists won't be stopped and will pass over our borders, legally. Issa will make it even worse.

When, according to Issa, is profiling not done properly? Apparently, it's when you are a congressman, an hour late for a flight and not allowed on the plane, as happened to Issa recently. He arrived for an Air France flight on Oct. 4, after the time required to conduct an adequate security check. He had all the signs of a suspicious passenger – a one-way ticket to Saudi Arabia via Paris, an Arabic surname, and a late, harried arrival. The airline told him he'd have to return for the next flight, like any non-congressman in the same position.

But instead of playing by the rules set for us regular people in this time of heightened security, Issa had a tantrum and demanded to board, accusing Air France of profiling. Issa has a history of whining about "profiling". As head of a California Arab-American group, he signed a proclamation decrying the "profiling" of alleged Asian spy Wen Ho Lee. At a June House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Dept., he raised pointed questions with Attorney General Ashcroft, decrying the use of profiling and secret evidence against potential terrorists.

Though he is a Christian-Arab, Issa is the congressional sycophant for Salam Al-Marayati, head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who compared Islamic terrorists to Patrick Henry. Issa and Al-Marayati must have confused, "Give me liberty or give me death," with "Give them Islam or give them death."

Then there are AP reports that the Council on American Islamic Relations – a self-styled Muslim civil rights group that the FBI identified as a front-group for the Hamas terrorist organization – is gathering a list of hate crimes and referring "victims" to trial lawyers. But, just like slip-and-fall fakeries, there are few meritorious cases among the alleged "incidents of hate" and a lot of exaggerated opportunities for ambulance-chasing trial lawyers. In the past, CAIR's examples of alleged discrimination and hate-crimes consisted of arrests and deaths of known terrorist leaders and articles exposing radical Islam in publications like Reader's Digest, the Dallas Morning News, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Then there is CAIR's own hate-crime against Islamic scholar Khalid Duran. A heroic Muslim-American scholar who has for years dared to speak out against radical Islam and its support for terrorist groups, CAIR and other "mainstream" American Islamic groups hate him. And Duran committed the additional "crime" of serving as translator and senior adviser for the 1994 documentary "Jihad in America," which exposes Muslim terrorist elements that flourish throughout America, including CAIR's antecedent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine.

Recently, Duran sinned again, writing a children's book promoting understanding of Islam, "Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam for Jews." He committed the cardinal sin of enlisting the American Jewish Committee to publish it. That earned him a fatwah (religious decree) from Lebanese Muslim cleric, Abd al-Mun'im Abu Zant, to kill Duran. CAIR defended Abu Zant. Shouldn't that make CAIR a defendant in a hate-crime lawsuit?

The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee is another group. AP reports it is busy compiling trumped-up "hate-crimes," rounding up trial lawyers and engaging in its own frivolous litigation explosion. The AAADC opposes profiling terrorists – not surprising, since its key Michigan regional official, Imad Hamad, was a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist, according to the INS which opposed his U.S. citizenship.

But AAADC has no problem profiling other Americans, who are not Muslims or Arabs. Manny Cetner knows about AAADC's profiling and fabricated hate-crimes. In Cetner's West Bloomfield Township, Mich., neighborhood, where most residents are Jews and Christian Arabs and get along peacefully, a Muslim resident, Ben Nouri – with the help of the AAADC, brought a $10 million dollar discrimination lawsuit against Cetner and the two other Jews (but none of the non-Jews) who sit on his neighborhood association board. Their "hate-crime" against the Muslim: enforcing Township grading and structural codes to prevent flooding damage to neighboring homes. The phony lawsuit is draining Cetner and co-defendants financially.

With radical Muslim groups' litigious maws in full force, every American should watch his pocket book and worry about his security.

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: salamalmarayati
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1 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:56 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
I read enough of this to say "bull sh!t" to this stuff. I was wanded, patted down on a flight from DTW to ERW on 10/05/01.

I commented on this experience several days ago on FR. Talk about racial profiling? I'm a 51 year old white Anglo-Saxon Presbyterian male, clean shaven face and short cropped balding hair; who travels with very light gear.I can put it this way, "I was racially profiled because I did not fit the Continental Airlines' of a terrorist.

If the trial lawyers start on this crap; I'll retire tomorrow and screw the airlines. Then Daschle and Gephardt can spin with their friends in the media.

I'm fed up with those who want to paralyze this country. So I guess I'll stick my head in the sand on my beach in NC and let the liberal "I feel your pain" Gen-Xrs work out their future.

That is all.

2 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:04 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: JohnHuang2
As legal counsel for the state, I'd demand the plaintiff's attorneys provide a definition of exactly what "race" is represented by Islam and what ethnicity exactly are Muslims? As per US official government racial classifications, "Arabs" are generally considered Caucasians, just like North Africans and Asian Indians are for example. They wouldn't succeed on racial grounds, so they'll probably try religious discriminatory ones instead. Of course this is moot in wartime and/or legal or Presidential declaration for national security concerns and has substantial historical precedent. If the plaintiffs aren't citizens or legal residents, their status is even weaker. Besides, the burden will be incumbent upon the plaintiffs to show where in the law profiling is illegal when it has existed for a long time as a legal tool for law enforcement agencies, especially federal bureaus like the FBI.
3 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:05 PM PST by Imperial Warrior
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To: JohnHuang2
OMG, when will the insanity leave!
4 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:12 PM PST by JudyB1938
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To: JohnHuang2
"To kill Americans and their allies, civilians, and military is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it." -- Osama bin Laden, Feb. 23, 1998

..."The fear of further and deadlier attacks on the U.S. mainland, coupled with disturbing reports of terror co-conspirators in this nation just waiting for orders to strike, has understandably caused America – the ultimate land of religious tolerance – to scrutinize closely, for the first time, all things Islamic."

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Perhaps the DOJ should put the courts and judges on notice, do not take these cases as 'you' will be aiding and abetting the enemy.

5 posted on 11/16/2001 1:22:55 PM PST by yoe
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To: JohnHuang2
Radical Muslims. Trial Lawyers.

Well, at least we've got the enemy bunched together and suitably identified!

6 posted on 11/16/2001 3:53:06 PM PST by Gritty
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