Let’s Get ALAC on GOP Party Platform


Sharia Explained

John R. Houk

© August 2, 2012

 

American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) should be an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ACT for America (or at least a Chapter member) has discovered the GOP is asking voter participation in developing the Republican Party platform. I’ll get to how you too can participate in a moment; you need to have an understanding of what exactly ALAC is. Here is model for ALAC as promoted by American Public Policy Alliance (APPA):

 

[ALAC] MODEL LEGISLATION

 

AN ACT to protect rights and privileges granted under the United States or [State] Constitution.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE [GENERAL ASSEMBLY/LEGISLATURE] OF THE STATE OF [_____]:

 

The [general assembly/legislature] finds that it shall be the public policy of this state to protect its citizens from the application of foreign laws when the application of a foreign law will result in the violation of a right guaranteed by the constitution of this state or of the United States, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

The [general assembly/state legislature] fully recognizes the right to contract freely under the laws of this state, and also recognizes that this right may be reasonably and rationally circumscribed pursuant to the state’s interest to protect and promote rights and privileges granted under the United States or [State] Constitution, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

[1] As used in this act, “foreign law, legal code, or system” means any law, legal code, or system of a jurisdiction outside of any state or territory of the United States, including, but not limited to, international organizations and tribunals, and applied by that jurisdiction’s courts, administrative bodies, or other formal or informal tribunals For the purposes of this act, foreign law shall not mean, nor shall it include, any laws of the Native American tribes in this state.

 

[2] Any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision shall violate the public policy of this State and be void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its rulings or decisions in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any law, legal code or system that would not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

[3] A contract or contractual provision (if capable of segregation) which provides for the choice of a law, legal code or system to govern some or all of the disputes between the parties adjudicated by a court of law or by an arbitration panel arising from the contract mutually agreed upon shall violate the public policy of this State and be void and unenforceable if the law, legal code or system chosen includes or incorporates any substantive or procedural law, as applied to the dispute at issue, that would not grant the parties the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

[4]

 

1)      A. A contract or contractual provision (if capable of segregation) which provides for a jurisdiction for purposes of granting the courts or arbitration panels in personam jurisdiction over the parties to adjudicate any disputes between parties arising from the contract mutually agreed upon shall violate the public policy of this State and be void and unenforceable if the jurisdiction chosen includes any law, legal code or system, as applied to the dispute at issue, that would not grant the parties the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

2)      B. If a resident of this state, subject to personal jurisdiction in this state, seeks to maintain litigation, arbitration, agency or similarly binding proceedings in this state and if the courts of this state find that granting a claim of forum non conveniens or a related claim violates or would likely violate the fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions of the non-claimant in the foreign forum with respect to the matter in dispute, then it is the public policy of this state that the claim shall be denied.

 

[5] Without prejudice to any legal right, this act shall not apply to a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, business association, or other legal entity that contracts to subject itself to foreign law in a jurisdiction other than this state or the United States.

 

[6] This subsection shall not apply to a church, religious corporation, association, or society, with respect to the individuals of a particular religion regarding matters that are purely ecclesiastical, to include, but not be limited to, matters of calling a pastor, excluding members from a church, electing church officers, matters concerning church bylaws, constitution, and doctrinal regulations and the conduct of other routine church business, where 1) the jurisdiction of the church would be final; and 2) the jurisdiction of the courts of this State would be contrary to the First Amendment of the United States and the Constitution of this State. This exemption in no way grants permission for any otherwise unlawful act under the guise of First Amendment protection.

 

[7] This statute shall not be interpreted by any court to conflict with any federal treaty or other international agreement to which the United States is a party to the extent that such treaty or international agreement preempts or is superior to state law on the matter at issue. (Legislation > American Laws for American Courts; APPA – READ ENTIRETY]

 

There have been a lot of States that have passed legislation or State Constitutional Amendments to prevent the precedents of foreign laws as case law in State Courts. Unfortunately the initial States that have fully gotten a hold of this idea have had their State laws stricken by Federal Courts.

 

Now why in the world would a Federal Court strike down a law that affirmed the primacy of both the Federal Constitution and a State’s Constitution? The answer is quite simple really. The initial visionaries tried to keep foreign law from getting a toe-hold in America, but because Islam’s Sharia Law was specified in the State laws and/or Amendments Radical Muslim organizations such as CAIR brought suit.

 

Oklahoma’s anti-foreign law prevention Amendment indeed focused on Sharia and was passed by 70% of the voters. Remarkably shortly after CAIR-OK brought suit and got a Federal Judge to stop implementation until further review on the grounds of Religious Liberty. It didn’t matter to the Judge that Sharia is a bigoted, intolerant and anti-woman’s Rights religious set of laws.

 

Other States made the same mistake that Oklahoma made. Then some brilliant legal thinking figured out how to make legislation aimed at foreign laws without specifying anything to do with religion; hence ALAC was born.

 

Although ALAC does not mention Sharia Law, the wording would include any foreign based law not having standing in America if it contradicted the U.S. Constitution or a State’s Constitution.

 

We have an awesome opportunity to influence the Republican Party Platform by seconding the ALAC suggestion.

 

Go to GOP.com Party Platform 2012 to register, you will be tempted to make your own suggestion. Do your own suggestion later. To support ALAC scroll down until you find American Law for American Courts and click the Button that Seconds the idea. ALAC may or may not be on page one. It was on page two when I seconded ALAC. I think (but not sure) you can Second on the comment page which is located here for American Law for American Courts.

 

JRH 8/2/12

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ALAC and the GOP platform

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 8/2/2012 10:38 AM

 

One of our chapter leaders submitted a request to the Republican Party platform committee that a plank be added to the platform supporting ALAC (American Laws for American Courts) legislation.

As you know, we’ve gotten ALAC passed in Tennessee, Arizona and Kansas. Getting a resolution of support for ALAC in the GOP platform would be a big shot in the arm!

You can help make this happen. Visit here and look for the idea that says “American Law for American Courts.” When you find it, click on the option to “second” the idea. You can “second” the proposal by following the prompts to do so either through Facebook or by logging in.

Let’s get their attention and log hundreds, if not thousands, of “seconds” in support of a resolution backing ALAC!

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate a similar online process for citizen input for the Democratic Party platform. If you are aware of something the Democratic Party is doing that is similar to the Republican Party, please let us know and we’ll put that out in a national email as well.
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Let’s Get ALAC on GOP Party Platform

John R. Houk

© August 2, 2012

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ALAC and the GOP platform

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

If Bachmann is a McCarthyist then she is in Good Company


Radical shhhh

John R. Houk

© July 23, 2012

 

I received an email from ACT for America that encourages readers to continue pressure on Congress to support Rep. Michele Bachmann’s call for an investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating sensitive areas of the U.S. government especially since the MB is no friend of the USA.

 

Within the letter is a link to a David N. Bossie article that addresses the accusation that Bachmann is engaging in McCarthyism to conduct a political witch hunt against Muslims. Of course the word “McCarthyism” is used as an epithet related to the late Senator Joe McCarthy’s investigations looking for Communists in sensitive areas of government which expanded to a search of influential people outside of government that push a Communist agenda. The McCarthy investigations took place in the 1950s when it was evident the now defunct Soviet Union was interesting in spreading its Stalinist Communism to the USA. The USA-Soviet competition became known as the Cold War which many believe ended with the collapse of the Russian dominated Soviet Union.

 

The thing that Leftist Democrats do not want you to know is that McCarthy was more correct than wrong in looking for Communists in American government. After the Soviet collapse many old Soviet classified document were released to the public that validated McCarthy’s investigation. When Senator McCarthy began receiving resistance because his investigations did begin to extend to civil rights issues (It is not illegal to have a Marxist/Communist world view), then McCarthy began to have a nervous breakdown which ended in the disgrace of alcoholism. Until the little publicized released Soviet documents McCarthy’s name became synonymous with rabid witch hunts looking for people who either did not exist or smearing someone for his beliefs when there is a civil right to have an alternative political world view.

 

So when the American Left (who is still in denial about McCarthy’s validity) brands Bachmann a McCarthyist, they are saying she is engaging in a smear campaign against Muslims. It is a Leftist path to support American enemies wittingly or unwittingly to use Multiculturalism to destroy American culture’s Christian influence.

 

So below I am cross posted Bossie’s article that supports Bachmann’s cause followed by the ACT for America email that calls for more pressure on Congress that will take you to a link to contact your Congressmen to support Rep. Michele Bachmann and her request to see if the Muslim Brotherhood has access to classified information via MB sympathetic Muslims at high levels of government.

 

JRH 7/23/12

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Michele Bachmann’s McCarthyism?

 

By David N. Bossie President of Citizens United

Jul. 19, 2012

The Arena (Politico)

 

It would be the height of folly if, in the name of political correctness, “diversity,” “multiculturalism” or a fear of giving offense, the government continues to ignore what our enemies say is their intent to subvert us from within – and evidence of their success in doing so.  If anybody is engaging in “McCarthyism,” it is those who seek to pillory and silence the few courageous enough to speak out.

 

An independent FBI report making news this morning states that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan – an Islamic radical – was NOT investigated by FBI agents before the shooting because of “political correctness.”  This fatal mistake led to the killing of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009.  National security must trump political correctness; people die when our government fails in its duties because they are worried of offending people.

 

That is why it infuriates me that Sen. McCain and the liberal media blindly attacked Reps. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Trent Franks, Lynn Westmoreland and Tom Rooney for doing their jobs. If people actually read the letters they sent (I’m guessing most of the commentators in The ARENA haven’t) to the inspectors general of the State, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security Departments and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence they would see there was no tinge of racism in any of the letters.

 

The inspectors general should absolutely investigate whether individuals with associations with the Muslim Brotherhood are contributing to the adoption of policies that favor an organization that poses a threat to national security. The Muslim Brotherhood is the driving force behind the effort to impose a totalitarian ideology it calls “shariah.” During the Obama presidency, the Brotherhood has made huge strides towards achieving its goal in the Middle East.

 

Unfortunately, as is made clear in their own documents – specifically a strategic plan introduced into evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism financing prosecution in our nation’s history – the Muslim Brotherhood also has as its goal “destroying Western civilization from within.”  This goal is being pursued via what the Brothers call a stealthy “civilization jihad” that involves, among other techniques, gaining access to and influencing government agencies.

 

It is not McCarthyism to state these irrefutable facts. Neither are requests by members of Congress seeking, through the appropriate formal channels, to establish whether the Muslim Brotherhood has gained a foothold and legitimacy – especially in light of the adoption of Brotherhood-friendly policies by the Obama Administration.  These are absolutely legitimate and necessary questions because of the stakes for our national security.

  

Far from being criticized or suppressed by America’s elites and politically correct police, Reps. Bachmann, Gohmert, Franks, Westmoreland and Rooney should be applauded for their letter and be regarded as patriots.

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Update: Grassroots support for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 7/23/2012 10:15 AM

 

IMPORTANT AND TIME-SENSITIVE
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!

ACT! FOR AMERICA GRASSROOTS MAKE THEIR VOICES
HEARD ON CAPITOL HILL: SEND OVER 10,600 E-MAILS TO
THEIR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS!

 

Over the last few days, ACT! for America’s grassroots have demonstrated a massive force of support for Representative Michele Bachmann and her colleagues Representatives Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland, who recently called for investigations into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within certain federal agencies.

See the congressional letters calling for this investigation by CLICKING HERE.

Last week, we asked you to send an e-mail to your Members of the U.S. Congress in support of the legislators’ request. We also stressed that the tangential issue upon which the mainstream media, as well as other politicos (many of whom should know better) were focusing, should not be the main focal point. The issue is whether the Muslim Brotherhood has positioned itself in our highest levels of government. The American people deserve to know.

David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United, offered what we feel is an excellent assessment of, and response to, the overall issue. We think you’ll enjoy reading it, which you can do by CLICKING HERE.

While 10,600 e-mails to Capitol Hill is a great start, we know that there are many, many more Americans who support an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence within our government. The only way our federal legislators are going to understand that this level of support exists is if they hear from their constituents. If you have not yet taken the 5 minutes necessary to make your voice heard in the U.S. Capitol, PLEASE do so now by following the simple steps below.

***Action Item***

Please click HERE to be taken to the Contact Congress page of our website. Click on the Alert in the red box entitled: Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation. From there, follow the easy directions and send your e-mails to those who represent you in the House and Senate. It should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Note: As you follow the directions to send your e-mail, you will see that we have provided a sample letter addressing this matter. We encourage you to modify the letter as you see fit to personalize it. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. OTHERWISE, THIS EFFORT WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE!

Finally, please forward this Alert to everyone you know who shares our concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood and how the U.S. Government is addressing this threat. Through our online system, writing your e-mail will take only a matter of minutes to make your voice heard. And if we ALL act together, it will be a powerful and effective voice that every Member of the U.S. Congress will hear.

Please act NOW! Thank you for all that you do.

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS! IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT!

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If Bachmann is a McCarthyist then she is in Good Company

John R. Houk

© July 23, 2012

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Michele Bachmann’s McCarthyism?

 

© 2012 POLITICO LLC

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Update: Grassroots support for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation


BHO & Huma Abedin

I thought this would happen and it is a good thing. ACT for America has hopped on board the pro-Bachmann camp relating to the letter exchange between Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison – both Minnesota Congressmen with the former a Republican and the latter a Democrat with connections to Radical Islam.

 

JRH 7/19/12

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Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation!

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 7/19/2012 2:15 PM

 

IMPORTANT AND TIME-SENSITIVE
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!

VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR REP. MICHELE BACHMANN
AND OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALLING FOR AN
INVESTIGATION INTO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S
POSSIBLE INFILTRATION OF OUR FEDERAL AGENCIES!

 

As you may be aware, recently Representative Michele Bachmann, along with Representatives Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland, sent letters to the Inspectors General (IGs) of the Departments of State; Justice; Homeland Security; Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In those letters they asked for investigations into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within these agencies.

See the letters they sent to the IGs by CLICKING HERE.

It is unfortunate that, as usual, politics has gotten in the way of our national security.

Shortly after the letters were sent, Representative Keith Ellison fired off a letter of his own to the Members of Congress, demanding explanations.

See Mr. Ellison’s letter by CLICKING HERE.

 

[SlantRight Editor: In case Ellison removes his Letter:]

 

July 12, 2012

 

Michele Bachmann

Member of Congress

 

Trent Franks

Member of Congress

 

Louie Gohmert

Member of Congress

 

Thomas Rooney

Member of Congress

 

Lynn Westmoreland

Member of Congress

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

I write to gather more information regarding the allegations you made in letters dated June 13, 2012 to the Inspectors General of the Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, stating that individuals and organizations allegedly associated with the Muslim Brotherhood have nefariously influenced the U.S. government.

 

In your letters, you allege that:

 

• “Brotherhood operatives” within the U.S. government may have directly influenced the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood, as presented by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on February 10,2011;

 

• The mother, brother and deceased father of Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State 1-lillary Clinton, are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, and that she, too, by extension, may be working on the organization’s behalf;

 

• The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an international organization of 57 countries to which President George W. Bush created a special envoy position, is “determined to impose shariah worldwide” and undermine the U.S. Constitution;

 

• The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an umbrella organization of American Muslim groups, is “the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in the United States,” and

 

• The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Muslim Advocates, two civil rights organizations, “exercise influence in ways that align with Muslim Brotherhood agendas.”

 

 

As evidence for these allegations, you reference Muslim BrotherhoodinAmerica.com, a Web site created by Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). Mr. Gaffney has a long history of making unsubstantiated anti-Muslim allegations, including:

 

 

• Accusing then-ISAF Commander General David Petraeus of “submission” to Islamic law because he condemned Florida pastor Terry Jones’ burning of a Quran;

 

• Accusing presidential candidate Herman Cain after meeting with ISNA of meeting with “the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in the United States” (language that appears verbatim in your letters);

 

• Accusing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of “corruption” and “treason” for appointing a Muslim lawyer to be a judge;

 

• Accusing anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist of “enabling and empowering Muslim Brotherhood influence operations against our movement and our country”;

 

• Accusing former Bush Administration official Suhail Khan of conducting a “Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operation” against the American Conservative Union (ACU), the host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and

 

• Accusing Republican Virginia House of Delegates member David Ramadan of waging “stealth jihad” by seeking elected office.

 

Mr. Gaffney’s views have been widely discredited, including by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and conservative organizations. The FBI said his research made “unsubstantiated assertions” and relied on “outdated information.” After the ACU board conducted a full investigation of Mr. Gaffney’s accusations against Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, the board found Mr. Gaffney’s accusations “reprehensible,” “baseless” and “false and unfounded.” The ACU even barred Mr. Gaffney’s participation from CPAC in 2011.

 

Despite Mr. Gaffney’s record of unsubstantiated allegations, you appear to have based your letters to the Inspectors General on his views.

 

I request that you provide my office a full accounting of the sources you used to make the serious allegations against the individuals and organizations in your letters. If there is not credible, substantial evidence for your allegations, I sincerely hope that you will publically clear their names.

 

Sincerely,

 

Keith Ellison

Member of Congress

 

cc: The Honorable I. Charles McCullough Ill, Inspector General, Office of the Director of National Intelligence Ambassador Harold W. Geisel, Deputy Inspector General, U.S. Department of State The Honorable Michael B. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice Mr. Charles K. Edwards, Acting Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

And then something unusual happened—at least unusual as far as how prepared most Members of Congress are to defend their actions when it comes to protecting our nation against the threat of radical Islam. Representative Bachmann politely replied to Congressman Ellison’s letter in her own 16 page—multi-footnoted—correspondence offering detail after detail about why the letters to the IGs were necessary.

See Representative Bachmann’s response to Representative Ellison by CLICKING HERE.

As usual, many in the mainstream media are attacking Representative Bachmann and her colleagues. They are doing so by working to shift the focus from the issue at hand—examining whether the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated specific federal agencies—to a tangential issue.

We cannot let that happen. We must send a strong message of support for the calls for investigations by the Inspectors General. That is the issue at hand, and that must be our continued focus.

While this issue is receiving much attention by both the media and up on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Congress is watching and listening.
What will they hear from the people back home?

***Action Item***

Please click HERE to be taken to the Contact Congress page of our website. Click on the Alert in the red box entitled: Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation. From there, follow the easy directions and send your e-mails to those who represent you in the House and Senate. It should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Note: As you follow the directions to send your e-mail, you will see that we have provided a sample letter addressing this matter. We encourage you to modify the letter as you see fit to personalize it. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. OTHERWISE, THIS EFFORT WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE!

Finally, please forward this Alert to everyone you know who shares our concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood and how the U.S. Government is addressing this threat. Through our online system, writing your e-mail will take only a matter of minutes to make your voice heard. And if we ALL act together, it will be a powerful and effective voice that every Member of the U.S. Congress will hear.

Please act NOW! Thank you for all that you do.

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!

 
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT!

 

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ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

ACT! for America in the news


Andre Carson accusing Tea Party of racism

Rep. Andre Carson a Democrat from Indiana and one of two Muslims currently in Congress at an ICNA conference gave a speech claiming American Public Schools should model curriculum after Muslim Madrassas.

 

Dems and Leftists rail against Christianity having an influence in American schools yet this Muslim calls for an Islamic model to take over Public American Education – what is that? Carson has a reputation as a Black Muslim racist with roots back to racist Louis Farrakhan the leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI).

 Louie Gohmert

ACT for America has sent an email that asks to be forwarded to friends which includes two videos of Brigitte Gabriel talking about the Carson-Madrassas idiocy and the other that includes Rep. Louie Gohmert a Republican from Texas placing into the Congressional record ACT’s open letter opposition to the relatively new FBI counterterrorism training materials that ridiculously tries to guard the feelings of Muslims that may be suspected of Islamic terrorism.

 

JRH 7/17/12

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ACT! for America in the news

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 7/17/2012 10:28 AM

 

Last week, Brigitte Gabriel appeared on Hannity to discuss Rep. Andre Carson’s outrageous assertion that our public schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas.

Also last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert spoke eloquently about protecting freedom as he introduced into the Congressional Record the ACT! for America open letter to Congress opposing revisions to FBI counterterrorism training materials.

Both short video clips are available for viewing below. Please forward this email to others you think might be interested, and encourage them to sign up for our email alerts at www.ACTforAmerica.org.

 

VIDEO: Brigitte Gabriel on Modeling US Schools After Madrassas, White House & Muslim Brotherhood

 

VIDEO: Rep. Gohmert Introduces ACT! for America’s Letter on FBI Counter-Terrorism Training Materials

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ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

Inside the 5th King hearing


Lisa Piraneo 9-11-10

 

Act for America has sent the report of Lisa Piraneo’s observations on the recent Peter King hearing on Radical Islam in America.

 

JRH 6/25/12

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Inside the 5th King hearing

 

Sent by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

Report By Lisa Piraneo

Sent: 06/25/2012 11:01 AM

 

I strongly encourage you to read today’s email. As you do, you will see the importance and the value of having someone of Lisa Piraneo’s character, professionalism, experience and expertise representing us on Capitol Hill.

Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

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A Report from the Hill

 

Round 5: Chairman Peter King Holds Another House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on Muslim Radicalization

by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations

 

Last Wednesday, I attended Chairman Peter King’s fifth hearing addressing Islamic radicalization in the United States. This particular discussion was entitled: “The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization within their Community.” The hearing room was filled to capacity. The witnesses were all Muslims or Muslim-Americans and the hearing was designed to take their pulse on the effectiveness of the Committee’s approach to addressing the problem of Islamic radicalization throughout American communities.

To accompany the hearing, Chairman King released a report entitled, “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans: The Committee on Homeland Security’s Investigation of the Continuing Threat.” Click HERE to read the report in its entirety.

In 2010, prior to the start of the 112th Congress, Congressman King promised that if he were to serve as Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, he would place a top priority on understanding and addressing the threat of Muslim radicalization within our nation. The Chairman has proven true to his word – but it hasn’t been an easy road for him.

As Congressman King noted in his opening remarks, from the moment he announced the hearings, he was “attacked by politically correct special interests and their unthinking allies in the media…” He noted that more than 1000 protestors came out in the rain to rally against him in Times Square, just days before the first hearing. Even so, Chairman King stayed the course. Why? Because as he put it, “the necessity of these hearings was obvious – and there should have been bipartisan support.” See Chairman King’s full opening statement HERE.

Unfortunately, after almost two years of his Chairmanship, that bipartisan support has yet to materialize. This is disappointing to say the least. As Brigitte Gabriel likes to say, “the threat of radical Islam to our national security is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, it’s an American issue.”

The witnesses for this particular hearing were all of the Muslim faith:

 

§  Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, who spoke about the importance of the separation of Mosque and State and noted that “ten years after 9/11 our heroes at the Department of Homeland Security remain occupied predominantly with a highly sophisticated whack-a-mole program…” See HERE for Dr. Jasser’s full testimony.

 

§  Ms. Asra Nomani speaking as a “Private Citizen,” though she was a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and a journalist who reported on extremism for the last decade for publications such as the Daily Beast, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and Washingtonian magazine. She titled her statement, “Toward an Islam of Grace: Owning Up Instead of Being Wound Collectors.” Ms. Nomani told the Committee that “inside much of our Muslim communities, we have departed from our very clear sense of holding ourselves accountable…we are very much a culture of denial, fixated on perceived wounds.” See HERE for Ms. Nomani’s full testimony.

 

§  Dr. Qanta A. A. Ahmed, a British citizen and Permanent Resident in the United States, currently working with the World Trade Center First Responder patient population in New York. Dr. Ahmed’s fellowship at the University of Cambridge in England was on the “psychological manipulation of Islam into the service of terror.” She spoke of how her family not only has supported Chairman King’s hearings on radicalization, but has welcomed them, even though they “remain aware of the risks” that her participation as a witness “can pose to me in my everyday life.” See HERE for Dr. Ahmed’s full testimony.

 

§  Ms. Faiza Patel, Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Ms. Patel expressed her opposition to the Chairman’s hearing topic as she felt they did not “rest on a firm factual basis.” She elaborated that the hearings “proceed from a premise – which is contrary to empirical evidence – that ‘radicalization’ is prevalent among American Muslims and poses an existential threat to our country. Moreover, they adopt a view of ‘radicalization’ that treats religious belief as a precursor to terrorism.” See HERE for Ms. Patel’s full statement.

 

 

Yesterday’s hearing presented yet another wonderful opportunity to understand and address the threat of radical Islam within our nation – this time spoken by those of the Muslim faith. Unfortunately, some members of the Committee used this as an opportunity to sidetrack the discussion, frequently in a way that was rude and disrespectful to the witnesses.

For example, the Committee’s Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked witness Dr. Qanta Ahmed if she was a U.S. citizen. When she replied that she was not, he insinuated that because she didn’t have “any kind of security clearance or anything” she wasn’t qualified to speak on the issue. Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA) responded that he was “kind of bewildered, frankly, by some of the questions and comments by my colleagues – that somehow your testimony isn’t valid because you don’t have a security clearance.” He continued, “The longer I’m here, I guess, the less I’m surprised by what I hear at times.” I think he spoke for many Americans that were watching the hearing from back home.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA) belittled some of the panel’s Muslim witnesses by saying, “This Committee – we’re not a talk show, this isn’t Oprah, this isn’t entertainment, this isn’t radio. This is the United States Congress. I would just ask that in the future, if we are going to have a U.S. Congressional hearing…I believe that at least some of the panelists should be people who have the authority, who receive the regular information to give us the most accurate and helpful information as possible.” I found it amazing that after almost 6 years serving her constituents in California’s 37th congressional district, Congresswoman Richardson apparently believes hearing from a regular U.S. citizen was beneath her and her colleagues.

As a final detailed example, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) reminded those in the committee room of the Japanese internment camps, warning the Muslim witnesses who supported examining the Muslim religion when attempting to understand the Islamist threat, “be careful what you wish for. Our nation has a history that we don’t like to connect often times, but be careful what you wish for in America.”

I was impressed with Dr. Ahmed’s response to Congresswoman Clarke: “Having these hearings is not going to lead to the internment of Muslim-Americans. It is exactly the lack of that kind of nuance which I draw to your attention respectfully, madam, that can damage the outcome of what is something that can be so positive. It’s the lack of nuance in our academic community, our politics and our media that’s missing.”

You can see for yourself how the different committee members handled themselves by viewing the archived video of the entire hearing HERE. If you missed today’s hearing (and especially if one of your Representatives sits on the Committee), I encourage you to watch it in its entirety so you can be informed about how your legislators are addressing the issue of Islamic radicalization.

We are approaching the final months of the 112th Congress, and a very important election cycle is upon us. I don’t know if Chairman King plans to hold any more hearings on Islamic radicalization during this term. What I do know, however, is that we should be tremendously thankful to him for his efforts to increase the visibility, and maintain the discussion, of the Islamist threat in America — and for his unrelenting work to protect our nation by finding a solution to that threat. That is one reason he will be awarded the 2012 National Security Eagle Award (our top honor) at our National Conference in Washington, DC next week.

As the Chairman stated during yesterday’s discussion, “to somehow deny that there is any correlation between certain people of the Muslim faith and the greatest terrorist threat facing this country today just defies credulity…it just does not add up at all.”

ACT! for America’s 235,000 grassroots members thank you, Chairman King, for all that you do on behalf of our national security.

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MSA Misleads – Professor Eisenstein Litigates


John R. Houk

© May 30, 2012

 

Associated Professor Maurice Eisenstein of the Political Science department at Purdue University noticed that a group of radical Muslims from Nigeria calling themselves Boko Haram (Warning: Link that tells what Radical Islamic Boko Haram is has a video showing just how evil these Muslims are by ritually beheading a Christian Nigerian) slaughtered some fellow Nigerians merely because they were Christians. Eisenstein objected to murder in the name of Islam as taught to do to non-Muslims by Islam’s founder Mohammed. Eisenstein objected in the public forum of Facebook.

 

A Muslim gal at Purdue commented on Eisenstein’s Facebook page that she was the equivalent of disgusted for insulting Mo the prophet. Evidently because the Muslim gal has tons of Muslim friends on Facebook, Eisenstein’s excellent though not politically correct call went viral among Muslim students at Purdue. And surprise-surprise, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) organized a fire Eisenstein movement on the Purdue campus. Here is a snapshot of the Facebook entry made by Eisenstein courtesy of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

 

Eisenstein Facebook Snapshot (Full Size)

Maurice Eisensten Facebook Controversy

 

In a FrontPageMag.com interview between Eisenstein and Jamie Glazov, Eisenstein said this:

 

“The entire attack on my free speech began over a post I made to Facebook in November 2011.  I posted a picture with a storyline about an Islamist Muslim group (Boko Haram) killing Christians in Nigeria.  I asked: Where were the moderate Muslims? They must be listening to that idiot Mohammad.

 

From this, one of my PUC colleagues, a Muslim, told me (on Facebook) that she believed my statement about Mohammad was beyond despicable.  Once she responded to me, then several of her students were able come to my Facebook page to tell me that they also believed that I was out-of-bounds for denigrating Mohammad.  Their essential issue was that I was offending Mohammed and Islam.  In the wake of that incident, the Muslim Student Association became involved and they did a press release saying that no prophet (Jesus, Moses, Mohammad — their argument not mine) should be insulted because offending a religion was not an acceptable use of freedom of speech.

 

Basically, this whole ordeal started because I insulted Mohammad.  I did insult Mohammad.  I may not have been nice about it, I may have been provocative about it, but quite frankly, I think killing Christians because they are Christian and not Muslim is much more insulting than calling Mohammad an idiot.

 

From this incident, there emerged an active campaign from the Muslim faculty and students, the Muslim Student Association (acting, as it claimed, on behalf of all Muslims), and their leftist supporters, active collusion to get the University to fire me for offending them.  Because the University could not fire me for Facebook comments, the faculty, students, and the MSA decided that it would then say that I was harassing and discriminating against students in my classroom.  Toward that end, audio tapes of one of my courses from Spring 2011 were then posted on YouTube. It was an Introduction to Judaism course, which I taught from a pro-Jewish and pro-Israel perspective.  Two of the books I used in the course were: Why the Jews? by Praeger and Telushkin as well as The Israel Test by George Gilder.  Anyway, I am very provocative and blunt — I like challenging students, particularly since most of what is taught on campus (irrespective of the discipline) comes from a center left perspective.

 

Now, there are over 40 to 45 hours of lectures from that class.  Out of those 40 to 45 hours, about 16 minutes were posted on YouTube and, of course, these 16 minutes were selectively edited so that I was portrayed in the worst possible light and without context.  Then, based on these tapes, in conjunction with my Facebook comments, 9 separate harassment and discrimination complaints were filed against me.” (Read Entire Interview)

 

Eventually the Muslim Student Association is a direct offshoot of the Salafist/Radical Muslim group known as the Muslim Brotherhood. That means the MSA as does the Muslim Brotherhood believes that Christians that refuse to submit to Islamic Supremacism must die. Since MSA is an American group, they will not come outright and say the Mohammed principle of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) must choose between converting to Islam, submitting to the authority of the rules of Sharia-Dhimmitude or die. That would be a public relations disaster for them in America. So the MSA as do many Muslim-American groups that have roots in the Muslim Brotherhood or Saudi Wahhabism obfuscate their beliefs in America to produce the view that Islam is just another religion deserving Religious Freedom.

 

ACT for America is exposing the nefarious nature of the MSA in sharing about Eisenstein’s effort to sue Purdue for infringing on his Free Speech rights because Purdue considered the possibility of punishment for Eisenstein writing the obvious truth on his Facebook page.

 

The ACT for America email alert begins with harassment Eisenstein received then finishes the email with a Fox News report.

 

JRH 5/30/12

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Professor files free speech lawsuit

 

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When should free speech be limited?

According to the Muslim Students Association (MSA), apparently when it hears speech it deems “anti-Muslim.”

According to the Fox News story below (highlights added), a Purdue University professor who made comments on his Facebook page about Muslims was investigated after complaints by the MSA and other faculty.

The professor then filed a lawsuit alleging the investigation violated his free speech rights.

One of the faculty members expressed concern for the Saudi students on campus. She went so far as to argue that the “anti-Muslim” comments were comparable to yelling fire in a crowded theater. The implication is that the comments put Muslim students in danger and should be prohibited.

Someone needs to remind this professor who complained that we’re not living in Saudi Arabia, where speech deemed offensive to Muslims is prohibited and can put a non-Muslim in serious jeopardy. We still have free speech protections here, whether that speech is offensive to Muslims, Jews or Christians.

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Professor sues Purdue after probe of his anti-Muslim Facebook comments

 

By Mike Jaccarino

FoxNews.com

 

Purdue University Professor Maurice Eisenstein says the school’s investigation – which cleared him – still violated his free speech rights.

A Purdue University professor has filed a freedom of speech suit against his school and five co-workers after getting in hot water for inflammatory statements about Muslims on his Facebook page.

Tenured political science professor Maurice Eisenstein was cleared by a university investigation into his Facebook comments, which included a reference to “the idiot Mohammad [sic}, may his name be cursed.” But Eisenstein claims the investigation nonetheless damaged his reputation and disputes a finding that he retaliated against other faculty members.

“I was trying to be challenging as a professor, and do what I was trained to do,” Eistenstein, who joined the school’s faculty in 1993, told FoxNews.com.

The flap unfolded late last year, when Eisenstein posted a photo of the aftermath of a massacre of Nigerian Christians, purportedly carried out by African Muslims, on his Facebook page.

“Where are the ‘moderate’ Muslims’ reaction to this? Oh, I forgot they are still looking at the earth as flat …,” Eisenstein wrote above the post.

Other members of the faculty, as well as members of the Muslim Student Association, learned of the comments and went to school officials. Eisenstein maintained that the post was on his personal page and in no way reflected on the school. History professor Miriam Joyce, who later filed a harassment complaint against Eisenstein, told FoxNews.com the comments could alienate students.

“We have Saudi students,” Joyce said. “We have other Muslim students. This is wrong. It creates an unpleasant and unwelcoming atmosphere. “I’m concerned that Muslim students and their parents will get the wrong idea about my school.”

The Muslim Student Association could not be reached for comment.

The school’s investigation, led by Chancelor Thomas Keon, cleared Eisenstein in January of violating the college’s free-speech and anti-harassment rules. However, he received a written reprimand for allegedly retaliating against Joyce, as well as a second professor, Saul Lerner.

Eisenstein denied retaliating or harassing his colleagues, but acknowledged a bitter e-mail exchange with Lerner and denies making a callous reference to Joyce’s son, a former hedge fund manager who committed suicide.

Eisenstein said his freedom-of-speech suit is the result of the university’s investigation into his comments about Muslims – even though the probe ostensibly cleared him.

“When you investigate free speech, you chill free speech,” Eisenstein said. “How am I supposed to do my job without free speech. I’ve changed. Every time I go into a classroom, I look around and wonder who will complain about what I say.”

Eisenstein enlisted the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in bringing his suit against the Big Ten school.

“This is not the first time and it won’t be the last time we will see a university punish a student or professor for constitutionally protected speech on Facebook,” said FIRE President Greg Lukianoff. “Professors at public universities should not have to go to court to defend their free speech rights.”

Joyce said freedom of speech shouldn’t permit a professor at a public school to gratuitously denigrate the beliefs of others, including students at the school.

“I’m all for free speech. I want it for me and I want it for everyone else, but there’s got to be some judgment used,” Joyce said. “You don’t cry fire if there isn’t a fire and then say it was protected by free speech.

“I’m a [history] teacher,” she added. “I’d rather be dealing with Bahrain than Eisenstein, anyway.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/18/professor-sues-purdue-after-probe-his-anti-muslim-facebook-comments/#ixzz1vp6PUbyS

 

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MSA Misleads – Professor Eisenstein Litigates

John R. Houk

© May 30, 2012

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Professor sues Purdue after probe of his anti-Muslim Facebook comments

 

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CAIR-MI Shuts Down Free Speech


CAIR-Hamas logo

John R. Houk

© May 4, 2012

 

Could you imagine a public event extolling the United States Constitution being shut down because a particular minority religion is offended by the fundamental rights inherent in the Constitution?

 

That is what happened in Allegan, MI. The Executive Director for Council on American-Islamic Relations – Michigan (CAIR-MI) complained about a group promoting American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) in a Public School led to the intimidation of school officials. The school had entered into a legal contract for the event to take place. The notified the Allegan Police Department about the intimidating letter from CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. The Allegan Police then took it upon themselves to make up a conspiracy that threatened one of the key speakers with violence. After which the police shut down the event already in progress.

 

Here is the thing. There was no threat of physical violence. There was only the letter from Dawud Walid from an organization dubiously noted to be litigious to get their way by costing the other side tons of money.

 

It can’t proven (yet), but there is the appearance that law enforcement in Michigan in general has done its fair share of looking the other way concerning Radical Islamic activities. For example CAIR was named as an unindicted co-defendant in the Holy Land Foundation trial that led to convictions for funneling money to the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas.

 

The Allegan police’s solution to a physical threat – which was non-existent – was to shut down the event rather than to protect FREE SPEECH guaranteed by the Constitution’s First Amendment because a terrorist linked organization like CAIR complained about a group that was rallying support to defend the Constitution from foreign law being an influence in Michigan State Courts.

 

Well for once CAIR is on the other end of a lawsuit. The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) is representing the group’s sponsor in suing CAIR, the school and the Allegan Police Department.

 

GO TMLC!

 

Below is the ACT for America email that alerted me to this squelching of Free Speech at the behest of a Radical Islamic organization in America. The email begins with a promotional for the ACT for America National Convention which I am including being the fan of ACT that I am. The important information though is after the promotion of a news alert sent by TMLC that has greater detail than I just attempted to relay.

 

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Lawsuit filed against CAIR-Michigan

 

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Last week the Thomas More Law Center, a powerful force for good against the threat of radical Islam, announced it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against CAIR-Michigan and others. According to a Thomas More Law Center news release (see below, highlights added), an event promoting “American Laws for American Courts” (ALAC) legislation was shut down after complaints by CAIR-Michigan:

 

ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly.

Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down.

 

This assault on free speech is shocking. One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit is Beth Griffin, an energetic, hard-working long-time ACT! for America chapter leader. (To illustrate, Beth was active in the successful effort to stop Obama administration plans to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to Standish, Michigan).

People sometimes ask us, “if I already know a lot about radical Islam, should I still attend the ACT! for America National Conference?”

 

·         If you want to meet people like Beth Griffin and find out what makes them successful…

 

·         If you want to find out more about issues like UN Resolution 16/18, and what Members of Congress plan on doing about it…

 

·         If you want to see what we’re doing behind the scenes to win passage of ALAC legislation, and why it’s so important…

 

·         If you want to be encouraged by stories of what others are doing to make a difference in this fight against radical Islam…

 

·         If you want to just have some fun with like-minded patriots…

 

 

…then the answer to that question is YES!

LOG ON HERE to register or find out more about the conference. The conference starts in just 54 days, and if you want to ensure you’ll get a hotel room at the heavily discounted conference rate, you need to reserve your room by June 1. Call 800.843.6664 or reserve your hotel room online HERE.

Still trying to decide? Here’s a 57 second video message one of last year’s attendees just emailed to us. We hear a lot of concerns from people that America’s young people aren’t waking up to this threat. Well, here’s one of our future leaders!!

 

VIDEO: National Conference Testimonial

 

 

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:      April 30, 2012
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Irony—Police Shut-down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution. Thomas More Law Center Files Lawsuit against Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI); Allegan Officials

ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly.

Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U. S. history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation.

As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR- MI), its Executive Director, the City of Allegan, the Allegan Police Department and the School District were named as defendants in a thirty-four page civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, this morning. The claims included constitutional and contract violations. [Click here for copy of federal complaint]

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center commented, “It’s amazing how much clout CAIR has with the political establishment of both parties in Lansing and throughout Michigan and the nation. This, despite the fact that CAIR has its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood, was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, and the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, noted that CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.”

Continued Thompson, “Press accounts make it clear that an indictment naming CAIR as a defendant in the Holy Land Foundation trial was squelched by Attorney General Holder’s office despite vehement objections by FBI agents and the federal prosecutors in Dallas.”

The TMLC federal lawsuit was brought on behalf of State Representative David Agema; a chapter leader of ACT! for America, Elizabeth Griffin; Allegan County Commissioner, Willis Sage; and Mark Gurley, one of the event sponsors.

The event in question, entitled, “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act” took place on January 26, 2012 at an Allegan High School auditorium which had been rented by Willis Sage.

The purpose of the event was to inform the public about the importance of honoring the United States Constitution, to recognize the internal threat to America posed by radical Muslims and the dangers to our free society caused by the imposition of Sharia law.

At first the Allegan police chief police indicated he shut down the event because of threats to one of the speakers, Kamal Saleem; however, shortly thereafter, the chief admitted to a reporter that there was no specific threat to the event and no real danger at all. In fact, no specific threats of violence relating to the event were received by the City of Allegan, its police department, the Allegan Public School District or Allegan Public High School.

Police gave as their reason, the appearance of one of the featured speakers, Kamal Saleem, a former Muslim terrorist who converted to Christianity. Saleem has spoken at numerous high schools and universities, Christian churches and Jewish temples across the nation. He has also spoken at the U. S. Air Force Academy, Michigan’s State Capital, and Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. At no time before the Allegan event or afterwards has an event where he has spoken been shut down by law enforcement.

Sage notified the Allegan police chief ten days before the event and invited him to check out the background of Saleem, which he never did.

Erin Mersino is the TMLC attorney handling the case.

More on Plaintiffs

State Representative David Agema is an elected State Representative for the 74th District serving in Michigan’s House of Representatives. He is a sponsor of HB 4769 entitled “Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act” (based on the American Laws for American Courts Model Act), which bans the use of foreign laws including Sharia law, by courts and administrative bodies of the State, when those laws conflict with fundamental rights protected by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan. Defendant Walid, is an outspoken opponent of HB 4769.

Elizabeth Griffin is a chapter leader for the organization, ACT! for America, a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to give Americans concerned about national security, terrorism, and the threat of radical Islam, a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice. Griffin promotes the “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act”, which would require Michigan public schools to teach the history and Constitution of the United States. Griffin also guides and mentors chapter leaders for various chapters of the ACT! for America organization, as well as educates concerned Americans about the threat of Islamic Sharia law to our system of law in the United States.

Willis Sage is a County Commissioner for the County of Allegan, Michigan. Sage is the author of the “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act,” which would require Michigan public schools to teach the history and constitution of the United States. He organized the event and rented the room at Allegan High School where the free speech event was held.

Plaintiff Mark Gurley was a sponsor of the event and paid for the airfare of Kamal Saleem. He is also an advocate of HB 4769, “Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act” (based on the American Laws for American Courts Model Act), sponsored by Plaintiff Agema.

Defendants’ pretextual claim that the free speech event needed to be shut-down for safety reasons subverts the true cause for halting the free speech event: complying with the demands of CAIR.
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CAIR-MI Shuts Down Free Speech

John R. Houk

© May 4, 2012

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Lawsuit filed against CAIR-Michigan

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

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Irony—Police Shut-down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution. Thomas More Law Center Files Lawsuit against Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI); Allegan Officials

 

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