“Free pass for terrorists” as US court cancels $654 million verdict against PLO


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A U.S, Appellate Court says American victims of PLO/PA Islamic terrorism cannot sue because they have no standing. What in the devil is wrong with these judicial idiots?

 

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has overturned a landmark $655 million verdict made in February 2016 against the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization, in favor of victims of terror and their loved ones.

 

The federal appeals court reversed the decision this Wednesday (August 31, 2016), finding that United States courts had no jurisdiction in the case in the first place due to the limited contacts of the PA/PLO groups with the U.S. and Supreme Court. READ THE REST (US 2nd Circuit Appeals Court Reverses Anti-Terror Verdict Against Palestinian Authority, PLO; By Hana Levi Julian; JewishPress.com; 8/31/16)

 

America’s Leftist activist judges strike again by not holding PLO terrorists accountable for American deaths. A Federal Court originally made the civil award and 2nd Appellate denies the award. Crazy Injustices!

 

Here’s the expanded story from Jihad Watch.

 

JRH 9/3/16 (Hat Tip: Bob Gschwind on Crusaders G+ Community)

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“Free pass for terrorists” as US court cancels $654 million verdict against PLO

 

By Robert Spencer

September 1, 2016 12:29 pm

Judicial Watch

 

“The United States government had said last year that the case threatened to financially destabilize the Palestinian government and harm the region.” Oh my, we can’t have a “destabilized” “Palestinian” government. It might start lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians and calling for genocide on its TV channel!

 

“‘Free Pass for Terrorists’ as US Court Cancels $654 Million Verdict Against PLO,” Associated Press, September 1, 2016:

 

The decision to cancel the verdict against the PLO provides “a free pass for terrorists” to kill Americans overseas, said an attorney for families of victims.

 

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, saying the U.S. courts lack jurisdiction because the attacks were random and not aimed at the United States.

 

The United States government had said last year that the case threatened to financially destabilize the Palestinian government and harm the region.

 

Wednesday’s written decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the attacks in 2002 and 2004 that killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more were “unquestionably horrific.” But the three-judge panel said they were fortuitous and “not expressly aimed at the United States.”

 

The decision, written by U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, who was sitting on the court temporarily, said offices maintained by the PLO and Palestinian Authority in Washington were used to promote the Palestinian cause in speeches and media appearances and to retain a lobbying firm. It said those purposes were insufficient to give U.S. courts jurisdiction over the groups for random attacks abroad.

 

“It’s a very surprising ruling,” said Robert Tolchin, an attorney for families of Americans killed or injured in the attacks.

He said the decision provides “a free pass for terrorists” to kill Americans overseas. Lawyers, he added, were considering appeals options.

 

Gassan A. Baloul, an attorney for the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, said: “We are very gratified that the court fully accepted our clients’ consistent position that the PA and the PLO are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States courts in these matters.”

 

The ruling pertained to a February 2015 jury award of $218 million to Americans in a case that relied on the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows victims of U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations to seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and other hardship. The award was automatically tripled under the law….

 

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US Court Finds Palestinian Authority Guilty ,,,


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The winning legal team outside the Manhattan courtroom: Nitzana Darshan-Leitner (C) and Kent Yalowitz (2L). (Photo: Facebook)

 

 

Amazing! A Federal Court in Manhattan actually did the right thing and found the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) libel for inciting terrorism (See Also HERE) during the 2nd Intifada (Full Scope) conducted against Israel. Maybe Obama will surprise me and praise the Court’s decision.

 

JRH 2/24/15

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US Court Finds Palestinian Authority Guilty of Terrorism; Damages May Exceed $655 Million

 

By: United with Israel Staff

February 24, 2015

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The Palestinian Authority was found guilty of inciting terror attacks that led to the deaths of US citizens in Israel during the Second Intifada. A landmark victory for Israel!

 

Kent Yalowitz, lead prosecuting attorney of a landmark trial against Palestinian terror, proudly declared that “the Palestinian Authority and the PLO have been found liable by an American jury for six heinous terrorist attacks that killed and injured hundreds of civilians.”

 

The Israel Law Center, an Israel-based legal rights organization (known as Shurat Hadin in Hebrew), represented 11 families that took the Palestinian Authority to court for inciting, planning and carrying out six terror attacks that killed American citizens in Israel during the Second Intifada (2000-2004).

 

Following the landmark decision by a US court, Shurat Hadin’s director, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, and attorney Kent Yalowitz were elated with the jury’s verdict.

Darshan-Leitner declared on Facebook: “BREAKING: Palestinian Authority & Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) FOUND GUILTY ON EVERY COUNT!”

 

“We are truly grateful that an American court has heard the evidence against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO and determined that suicide terrorism was indeed their official policy during the Second Intifada,” Darshan-Leitner stated.

 

“The defendants have already been boasting that they will appeal the decision and we will never collect on the judgment. We will not allow them to make a mockery of the US court process, however, and we continue to pursue them until it is paid in full.”

 

“If the PA and PLO have the funds to pay the families of the suicide bombers each month, then they have the money to pay these victims of Palestinian terrorism.”

 

Yalowitz explained: “If you have a policy that says [that] if you commit a terrorist act, you keep your job,” get a promotion and get paid while you’re in jail, “that says something about who you are and what you believe in,” the Jerusalem Post reports.

 

He hoped that “after years of difficult and emotional effort, we secured for the families today a small measure of justice.”

 

A large sum of $218.5 million in damages was awarded to the victims. According to applicable anti-terrorism laws, this amount will likely be tripled to a whopping sum of over $655 million.

 

Darshan-Leitner said “This historic verdict against the defendants will not bring back these families’ loved ones nor heal the physical and psychological wounds inflicted upon them but it truly is an important measure of justice and closure for them after their long years of tragic suffering and pain.”

 

This landmark verdict will likely have a major impact on the Palestinian Authority’s effort to prosecute Israel for alleged war crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Israeli government has already indicated that it intends to use the same court to charge the Palestinian Authority with terrorism and crimes against humanity.

 

Upon hearing the verdict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The US federal court decision determines the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority for the murderous terrorist attacks of the previous decade. Instead of drawing the requisite lesson, the Palestinian Authority is advancing steps that endanger regional stability such as the hypocritical application to the International Criminal Court even as it is allied with the Hamas terrorist organization. We expect the responsible elements in the international community to continue to punish those who support terrorism just as the US federal court has done and to back the countries that are fighting terrorism. Today as well we remember the families that lost their loved ones; our heart is with them and there is no justice that can console them.”

 

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Tulsa Police Chief Targeted Paul Fields 1st Amendment Rights


IST worship - P Fields foto Left

John R. Houk

© August 23, 2012

 

About a year ago Tulsa Police Officer Paul Fields was punished by demotion and suspension for disobeying orders to attend the religious services of the Radical Islamic Mosque the Islamic Society of Tulsa (IST).

 

It has been discovered that the punishment Fields received was indeed retaliatory in nature. Such a retaliation and for that matter the punishment implemented in the first was a violation of Fields’ First Amendment Rights of Religious Freedom. No one should be required to attend a religious service involuntarily ESPECIALLY a tax supported Public Servant.

 

IST is a subsidiary of the national organization Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). IST’s property is managed by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). ISNA joins the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as an unindicted coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) in which HLF leaders were convicted as using charity to funnel money to the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. Of course Hamas is the subsidiary of the Muslim Brotherhood which has the international goal of establishing an Islamofascist global Caliphate in which all people are under the intolerant legal system of Sharia Law.

 

This is the scenario that Paul Fields refused to attend even though the event was a Tulsa Police Appreciation Day at the Mosque. Now that you know the pedigree of IST you have to realize such a Mosque organized display of appreciation was a propaganda moment to convince the Tulsa community that their form of Islam is not dangerous. AND of course that is hogwash because Radical Islam is dangerous for American security and our Liberty minded culture.

 

Related: Tulsa KOTV News Story by Lori Fullbright

Lori Fullbright Video: http://tinyurl.com/8wrnltt

 

JRH 8/23/12

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Retaliation against Capt. Fields

 

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Captain Fields supervisor admits retaliation

 

“…the police department retaliated against [Fields] for exercising his constitutional rights.”

Wow.

It’s been nearly a year since ACT! for America held a rally in Tulsa in support of police Captain Paul Fields. After the rally we submitted a petition to the city with over 50,000 signatures demanding Captain Fields be reinstated.

You may recall Captain Fields was disciplined because he refused to attend events at a local mosque, which included sitting in on Muslim teachings.

Our friends at the Thomas More Law Center filed suit on Captain Fields’ behalf. What recently surfaced in sworn testimony confirms what we have maintained all along—that Captain Fields’ superiors retaliated against him.

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ADMITTED: CHRISTIAN COP PUNISHED OVER BELIEFS

‘Creeping Shariah’ hits city in American heartland

By Bob Unruh

 

In a case spotlighted as an example of “creeping Shariah” in the United States, attorneys for a Tulsa, Okla., police officer have asked for a summary judgment because a police official inside the department testified the officer was punished for exercising his rights.

The statement was included in a motion for summary judgment in the case brought by Capt. Paul Campbell Fields against the city of Tulsa, Chief Charles Jordan and Deputy Chief Alvin Webster.

Fields sued when he was punished with a two-week unpaid suspension and a demotion for refusing department orders to attend an event at an Islamic mosque in which officers observed Islamic worship services, heard an explanation of Islamic beliefs and were proselytized.

As a Christian, Fields believed the order violated his rights to freely exercise his own faith, but the department determined he was refusing a lawful order and punished him.

A hearing is set for later this year in the case, but lawyers with the American Freedom Law Center and the Thomas More Law Center, who launched the case, have filed for the judgment.

Find out what other plans there are for the U.S., in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”

In the brief, they point out that Maj. Julie Harris, Fields’ immediate supervisor, “candidly admitted during her sworn testimony that the police department retaliated against [Fields] for exercising his constitutional rights.”

She told the department’s internal affairs investigation looking into Fields’ actions, “If somebody had some deep, deep, deep religious conviction, and as long as there was no crime that they needed to investigate, there’s no need for me to force this (Islamic mosque attendance) on anybody.”

 

She concluded that the charges against Fields should not be sustained, according to the brief, and later “was subjected to retaliation” herself because of her statement.

The brief reveals that during depositions in the dispute, Harris was asked, “Do you believe the department took adverse action against [Fields] for exercising his rights?”

“Yes,” she responded.

She also was asked, “If you believe Capt. Fields had a deeply held religious conviction opposing that order, [then] he would have a right to oppose that order based on that conviction?”

Again, she responded, “Yes.”

The city police department did not respond to a WND message requesting comment on the developments.

Robert Muise of the AFLC told WND the case is an example of the enforcement of Islamic religious law, or Shariah, across the nation today through various courts, orders and precedents.

He noted that in Fields’ case, never before had officers been ordered to attend a so-called “law enforcement appreciation day,” until the local mosque leaders decided to hold one. Then, the attendance became mandatory.

“This is indirectly the enforcement of Shariah, where if you say anything that’s contrary to Islam, it’s blasphemy and punishable,” Muise explained.

“This is very anti-Christian and an attack on Judeo-Christian values.”

“It’s almost stealth jihad,” he said.

Muise said it wasn’t until the last few years that he’s encountered such actions in the U.S. But he’s also battled similar conditions recently in Dearborn, Mich., and other locations where Islam is given precedence over other faiths.

“All of these discussions about hate speech and signing onto these U.N. charters and transnational rules and regulations to guard against hate speech … these are just enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws. We have the First Amendment for a reason,” he said.

He said in Fields’ case, the officers was punished for refusing to attend another faith’s worship service and be proselytized.

The motion was filed in federal court in Oklahoma, where the case is scheduled for a hearing in November.

“In light of the undisputed facts and controlling law, Capt. Fields is entitled to a judgment in his favor that the city and its senior police officials violated his clearly established constitutional rights by ordering him to engage in conduct that was contrary to his Christian beliefs and then punishing him for not obeying the unlawful order,” said Muise.

The order for Fields to attend the mosque event was in February 2011. The event was held March 4, 2011, a Friday, which is the “holy day” for Islam.

The legal team explained, “The so-called ‘appreciation day’ included ‘Mosque tours,’ which involved religious proselytizing, meeting ‘Local Muslims & Leadership,’ watching the ‘weekly congregational prayer service,’ and receiving presentations on Islamic ‘beliefs,’”

The complaint notes the Tulsa organization is affiliated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America – both “unindicted, co-conspirators and/or joint venturers in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.”

ISNA, the case explains, is the “largest Muslim Brotherhood front in North America.”

The Tulsa organization has had featured speakers such as Imam Siraj Wahhaj, “a Shariah-adherent Muslim who promotes the destruction of Western civilization and the creation of an Islamic caliphate,” according to the lawsuit.
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Joseph Farah to Sue Esquire


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John R. Houk

© June 28, 2011

 

There are some Media wars going on between the Hearst Corporation’s men’s rag Esquire and World Net Daily.

 

Esquire published a story that WND founder-publisher Joseph Farah pulled in his journalist and author Jerome Corsi into his office when President Barack Hussein Obama released what was said to be the original Long Form Birth Certificate from Hawaii to chew out Corsi.

 

Esquire’s original story of May 18, 2011 is excerpted below:

 

In a stunning development one day after the release of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing run of the book, as well as announcing an offer to refund the purchase price to anyone who has already bought either a hard copy or electronic download of the book.

 

In an exclusive interview, a reflective Farah, who wrote the book’s foreword and also published Corsi’s earlier best-selling work, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak out Against John Kerry and Capricorn One: NASA, JFK, and the Great “Moon Landing” Cover-Up, said that after much serious reflection, he could not go forward with the project. “I believe with all my heart that Barack Obama is destroying this country, and I will continue to stand against his administration at every turn, but in light of recent events, this book has become problematic, and contains what I now believe to be factual inaccuracies,” he said this morning. “I cannot in good conscience publish it and expect anyone to believe it.”

 

When asked if he had any plans to publish a corrected version of the book, he said cryptically, “There is no book.” Farah declined to comment on his discussions of the matter with Corsi.

 

A source at WND, who requested that his name be withheld, said that Farah was “rip-shit” when, on April 27, President Obama took the extraordinary step of personally releasing his “long-form” birth certificate, thus resolving the matter of Obama’s legitimacy for “anybody with a brain.”

 

“He called up Corsi and really tore him a new one,” says the source. “I mean, we’ll do anything to hurt Obama, and erase his memory, but we don’t want to look like fucking idiots, you know? Look, at the end of the day, bullshit is bullshit.”

 

Corsi, who graduated from Harvard and is a professional journalist, could not be reached for comment. (Written by Mark Warren)

 

Although WND has often been placed in the same class as Esquire, WND tends to cover less conspicuous flesh and more news that the MSM either fails to cover or cover’s with a Left Wing bias. Farah has been pushing the Birther agenda to expose BHO as a person not eligible for President. The MSM has particularly focused on all things Birther to be fringe Conspiracy Theory. That which adds credibility to the MSM focus that Birtherism is a Conspiracy is that most of the Conservatives and Republicans that are considered to be a part of the mainstream Right have also leveled Birtherism as Conspiracy Theory.

 

I for one kind of take a centrist stand on Birther issues. I don’t believe BHO is a Kenyan-British citizen. I believe BHO is the son of his American born mother Stanley Ann Dunham. That makes BHO an American as far as I am concerned. The Constitutional wording of who is eligible to run for President is the dark area for BHO being in Office. Was BHO born on American soil? BHO definitely had a Kenyan citizen as a father; hence he is the son of one American and one foreigner. How does this affect BHO’s eligibility? A significant amount of BHO’s early life was spent attending an elementary school registered as a Muslim while living with his mother and step-dad in Indonesia. I understand BHO’s American schooling did not happen until he was a teenager living with the parents of Stanley Ann Dunham in Hawaii.

 

A lot of this information is obscured and a mystery with President BHO making zero effort to accommodate the questions to get clarified answers of his upbringing. Basically BHO only owns up to what is public knowledge which does not clear up any of the obscure holes of BHO’s childhood.

 

In my centrist view there is nothing Birthers can do to expose BHO’s obscure holes as long as he President. And because of Executive privilege that difficulty to finding the holes may not be available as long as BHO is alive. And since BHO is in reality the son of at least one American, a Democratic majority or a close minority in Congress can add some specificity to the Constitution where it is vague enabling BHO to be President.

 

Friends, the only way we are going to get rid of President Barack Hussein Obama is to convince voters he is an incompetent liar that knows how to mesmerize people with his speech ability. Vote Republican in 2012 and BHO will be gone and vote Tea Party Republican and we will reverse much of the curse of Obama politics.

 

Well that is enough of my digression of Birther issues.

 

It is evident that Joseph Farah has taken umbrage of the Esquire article because I found a news release from Standard Newswire that claims Farah is suing Esquire, its owner Hearst Corporation and political editor Mark Warren; all for defamation.

 

Standard Newswire is where I found out that Joseph Farah is having a news conference announcing that defamation suit on June 29, 2011. Here is the Standard Newswire release:

 

WND Files Defamation Suit Against Esquire Magazine — DC Press Conference June 29

 

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /Standard Newswire/ — WND (WorldNetDaily.com) will announce the filing of a major defamation lawsuit against Esquire Magazine to answer questions about their allegations of defamation and other charges against Esquire, parent company Hearst Corp., and its political editor, Mark Warren, who wrote and published, on May 18 an article falsely claiming Farah had denounced Corsi’s book and pulled it from retail distribution.

 

Press Conference Details—

 

When: Wednesday, June 29th, at 9:30 am

 

Where: The National Press Club – Bloomberg Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045, 202-662-7500     

                                              

Who: 

Joseph Farah, Editor and CEO of WND and WND Books

Jerome Corsi, author of the New York Timesbestselling book “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President”

 

Larry Klayman, Attorney

 

Why: Regarding the filing, Farah offers, “We are reacting to one of the most egregious abuses of freedom of the press I have witnessed in my 30-plus year career in journalism. We are taking this action not because we desire to restrict First Amendment-guaranteed protections, but because we want to police them and guard them.”

 

 

After I read this I went to the Esquire article linked in this story. I actually don’t know when this Esquire update was placed in the story; however it is evident it was put there to have two purposes: one is to head off a defamation suit and the second reason is to still take a jab at Farah, Corsi and WND.

 

DEVELOPING…

UPDATE, 12:25 p.m., for those who didn’t figure it out yet, and the many on Twitter for whom it took a while: We committed satire this morning to point out the problems with selling and marketing a book that has had its core premise and reason to exist gutted by the news cycle, several weeks in advance of publication. Are its author and publisher chastened? Well, no. They double down, and accuse the President of the United States of perpetrating a fraud on the world by having released a forged birth certificate. Not because this claim is in any way based on reality, but to hold their terribly gullible audience captive to their lies, and to sell books. This is despicable, and deserves only ridicule. That’s why we committed satire in the matter of the Corsi book. Hell, even the president has a sense of humor about it all. Some more serious reporting from us on this whole “birther” phenomenon here, here, and here.

 

I am guessing that Esquire has a lot of experience in trying to head off a law suit.

 

JRH 6/28/11

Tulsa Police Chief Supports Radical Islamic Mosque


Paul Fields TPD

John R. Houk

© June 18, 2011

 

This is outrageous! A Mosque in Tulsa, OK invited members of the Tulsa Police Department to come to a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”. The Police Chief Charles Jordan presented this invitation as voluntary to the rank and file. A sign-up form was placed to gage how many TPD Officers would show up.

 

Hardly anyone signed up to attend.

 

Apparently the Police Chief felt the pressure of political correctness and – God forbid – that the TPD insult a group of Muslims in a Mosque in Tulsa. Thus Charles Jordan made participation at the Islamic Society of Tulsa “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” mandatory.

 

Captain Paul Williams chose not to attend based on his religious convictions. Williams is not a Muslim. The Appreciation Day info implied that would be a Friday sermon that would be of a proselytizing nature.

 

It is one thing to attend Islamic dawa (equivalent to Christian Evangelism) voluntarily and quite the other thing to be forced to go. It is even worse to be forced to go as an agent of the City Government. This is obviously a huge violation of American Civil Rights especially as it pertains to Religious Freedom and the tax payer supported City Government forcing city employees to listen to religious advocacy INVOLUNTARILY.

 

If you have read any of my writings you would be aware that I am not a big fan of the Courts’ 20th and 21st century interpretation of the First Amendment regarding the State and Religion (with Religion being the practices of Christian sects or Denominations according to Original Intent).

 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (From Cornell University Law School)

 

Since about the middle of the 20th century through the present, the American judiciary has defined “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” to mean all aspects of religion and government cannot intermingle. Thus for example prayer in School or at graduation has been fought by Leftists because religion should not occur on tax payer supported functions or property.

 

There is NO PLACE in the First Amendment that says Religion and Government should not intermingle for the good of the community. The First Amendment simply relates that the Government (really the Congress of the Federal Government) cannot establish a State Religion in which American citizens must support typically through some sort of taxation.

 

And another thing! The Original Intent of the Founding Fathers envisioned “religion” to be Christianity. A majority of Americans in the Thirteen Original States were members of various Christian Churches. Religion did not indicate the consideration of other non-Christian religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism or the numerous religions that existed at the time the U.S. Constitution was written and then ratified. I should have mentioned Judaism as well; however in my rarified Christian theology, Judaism and Christianity are tightly connected. And I do realize that many Christian Denominations and Jewish sects (Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed etc.) would not agree that there is a close connection between Christianity and Judaism that is just my perspective.

 

On the other hand the First Amendment would prevent the Tulsa Police Department as an agent of tax payers to force Officers to attend Islamic religious practices in a Mosque or any location for that matter. Now it is the duty of the TPD to protect and serve Muslims, Christians, Secularists, atheists and so on. Protecting and serving is quite different from participating in a religious service.

 

The Islamic Society of Tulsa “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” took place on March 4, 2011. Captain Paul Fields refused to attend. Police Chief Charles Jordan took disciplinary action against Captain Fields.

 

Fields endured two weeks suspension without pay, a transfer to another division that is in a part of Tulsa in which drugs and thugs are rampant AND was told an internal investigation would occur. All because Captain Fields exercised his First Amendment rights of Religious Freedom and an unwillingness to attend as a government agent of the tax payers.

 

I urge your support for the legal battle of Captain Paul Fields. A Civil Suit win means the City Government cannot bully its employees into actions that might be against their religious beliefs. The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) has taken on the legal representation of Paul Fields. You can donate to the Fields cause at the DONATION page. In the comment section at the bottom of the donation page you can leave a comment to specify you are donating for Captain Paul Fields of the Tulsa Police Department.

 

Deluge the TPD and Police Chief Charles (Chuck) Jordan with protests to this unconstitutional action by mail and email:

 

Address:

600 Civic Center, Suite 303

Tulsa, OK 74103

 

Phone:

918-596-9328

 

Email:

TPDChief@ci.tulsa.ok.us

 

ACT for America emailed the details of Captain Paul Fields plight with the TPD and is calling for Chapter support to raise support for the civil suit and exposing the Islamic Society of Tulsa. I should join a Tulsa chapter but as yet I have not. Regardless on a personal basis I have been a huge supporter of ACT for America and their efforts to educate Americans about the nature of radical Islam in America. This is one of those cases. The Islamic Society of Tulsa is closely aligned to unindicted co-conspirators Council on American-Islamic Relations and Islamic Society of North America as being involved with the convicted terrorist supporting members of the now Holy Land Foundation.

 

The ACT for America email includes a petition to sign and an excerpt of a WND article (which I will post in its entirety at the end of this post at SlantRight 2.0) detailing how TPD is squelching Paul Fields’ rights and the Islamist nature of the Islamic Society of Tulsa.

 

JRH 6/18/11

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Outrage

 

By Kelly Cook

National Field Director

Sent Jun 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Chapter Leader and Volunteer Action Alert

Forward Today’s National Email to Your
Chapter/Personal Contact Lists!!

 

Today’s national email regarding Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields and his unjust treatment underscores a couple of major reasons as to why ACT! for America exists:

 

1) If we don’t come to this innocent man’s defense, who will?

 

2) If the Tulsa Police Department can get away with such an injustice, who’s next

I urge you in the strongest terms possible, please forward today’s national email (see below) to your chapter and/or personal email contact lists. Do not assume there is a significant overlap in names between these email lists. Many will see it for the first time as a result of you forwarding it on!

We are highly impressed with the response rate to this petition so far today! (At least 1,200 names per hour.) It is clearly striking a chord and we need to maximize the exposure it gets. The more names that are generated, the higher the pressure we can exert on the Tulsa Police Department.

If we receive enough signers on the petition, we will schedule a press conference in Tulsa in a couple of weeks, hold a rally for supporters of Captain Fields and publicly demand that he is completely restored to the original status he held before this injustice occurred.

Thanks for accomplishing this simple task for this most deserving police officer!

Cut and paste below this line to your email lists now!

 

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Police Captain Suspended Without Pay

He refused to attend proselytizing event at Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamic center

Sign our petition calling for his reinstatement!

 

Dear Friend,

Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was recently suspended for two weeks without pay because, according to the WorldNetDaily story below (highlights added), he refused to attend a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa—an event that was nothing more than Islamic proselytizing.

As you read the story below, we’re sure you’ll feel as outraged as we are by this assault on Captain Fields’ rights!

Please read and sign our petition calling for his reinstatement, and then forward it to everyone you know. Let’s expose to America the unconstitutional and politically correct actions of Captain Fields’ superiors!

At the appropriate time we will hand deliver the petition to the Tulsa police department. If the response to the petition is strong enough, we’ll hold a rally and news conference in front of police headquarters to put the heat on them. So please sign the petition today!

If the Tulsa police department’s leadership can get away with this, what’s next? Requiring all government officials to attend Friday services at a local mosque?

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WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Policeman sues over orders to attend Islamic prayer
City accused of being ‘complicit’ in Muslim Brotherhood jihad plan

 

By Bob Unruh

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=278589

 

 

A Tulsa, Okla., police captain is suing his chief and the city after he was demoted and targeted by an internal investigation for refusing orders to attend an event featuring lessons in Islam, a tour and a prayer service at a mosque linked to an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror financing trial.

The legal action has been brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields.

Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. WND requests for comment did not generate a response from the defendants.

The lawsuit focuses on the officer’s constitutional and civil rights, and besides a resolution of Fields’ concerns, it seeks an injunction preventing “enforcement of defendants’ unconstitutional acts, policies, practices, procedures and/or customs.”

At issue is a solicitation by officials in the Tulsa Police Department for officers to attend a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” organized by the Islamic Society of Tulsa. The invitation said the officers would be given tours of the mosque, meet the mosque’s leadership, be given presentations of “beliefs, human rights, women” and “watch the 2-2:45 weekly congregational prayer service.”

While at first the police administration’s recommendation for attendance at the event appeared to be voluntary – there was a voluntary signup list – the law firm said when officers refused to respond, the managers made it a required event.

Find out what other plans there are for the U.S., in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”

 

The day “had nothing to do with any official police function. It clearly fell outside of the police department’s policy on community policing, and based on comments made by police department officials in a closed door meeting, it was not ‘community outreach’ as it has been previously portrayed,” the law firm explained.

“Rather, it included a mosque tour, meetings with local Muslims and Muslim leadership, observing a ‘weekly prayer service,’ and lectures on Islamic ‘beliefs,'” the Thomas More Law Center explained. “The event was scheduled for Friday, March 4, 20011 – Friday being the ‘holy day’ or ‘Sabbath’ for Islam. In fact, the event was originally voluntary, but when not enough officers were willing to attend, it became mandatory.”

 

The lawsuit alleges, “The event held by the Islamic Society involved Islamic proselytizing. The Islamic Society event was advertised as including Islamic proselytizing, and it in fact resulted in the proselytizing of city police officers who attended the event.”

The issue of Islamic law, or Shariah, infiltration into the United States is drawing increasing attention. Several state legislative efforts already have developed, including in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, to prevent judges from applying Shariah, which includes penalties such as beheading for leaving Islam, in the government’s court systems.

Last year in Oklahoma, voters with a 70-percent majority approved such a ban, but U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange blocked it after the Council on American-Islamic Relations argued the move was “anti-Islam.”

The issue also is the subject of a lawsuit in Michigan, where city officials in Dearborn are accused of allowing Shariah to be used to block Christians from discussing their faith at the city-sponsored Arab Fest. Under Shariah, it is illegal for a Muslim to convert to another faith.

 

The March edition of “Whistleblower” magazine, titled “Know Thine Enemy,”

 

also shows how the Muslim Brotherhood, – “the shadowy, transnational Islamist parent organization of al-Qaida and Hamas – is committed not only to filling the growing leadership vacuum in the Arab world, but also, through its many proxies within the U.S., to impose the Quran and Shariah law right here in America.”

The report reveals details about key U.S. front organizations for Shariah, about the Muslim Brotherhood’s “project” for North America, how Muslim groups are influencing judges, members of Congress and others and how Barack Obama’s “appointments, statements, lawsuits” show “a strong and troubling affinity for Islam.”

According to the new Tulsa lawsuit, images of some police officers appeared later in a publicity photograph used by the mosque to promote “Islam classes for Non-Muslims.”

The Thomas More Law Center, which already is involved in other litigation defending the religious freedom of Christians as well as “countering the infiltration of radical Muslims in America,” said it was working with Tulsa attorney Scott Wood to defend Fields’ “constitutional right not to become a propaganda prop for the local mosque.”

 

Fields had responded to the order to appear for the tour, prayer and other mosque events with a written notice stating: “Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the city of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religioius convictions.”

Webster then ordered Fields into a meeting where he was handed an order transferring him to the Mingo Valley Division, an area known for drug activity, as well as a notification of an internal investigation of Fields.

The lawsuit explains that the Tulsa Islamic Society is “Shariah-adherent,” meaning that it teaches Islamic law must control “all matters of life, politics, and religious law.”

“Consequently, the religion of Islam is not merely one segment of life; it regulates life completely, from the social and the political to the diplomatic, economic, and military. The combination of religion and politics as a unified, indefeasible whole is the foundation of Islam, an inseparable political/religious doctrine of Islamic governments, and the basis of Muslim loyalties. In this respect, the theo-political doctrine of Islam is contrary to the dictates of the First Amendment’s religion clauses,” the lawsuit explains.

 

[SlantRight Editor: It is at this point the ACT for America points to the WMD article to read the rest; however I am continuing the rest of the article.]

 

“In an Islamic context there is no such thing as a separate secular authority and secular law, since religion and state are one. Essentially, the Islamic state as conceived by orthodox Muslims is a religious entity established under divine law.”

 

The suit notes that under Islam, there are members of the House of Islam and “infidels,” whom it teaches eventually all will submit to Islam.

 

Thus, the “Appreciation Day” was no more than an opportunity “to promote what Shariah-adherents such as the Muslim Brotherhood have described as ‘civilization jihad,'” the lawsuit said.

 

The complaint also notes the Tulsa organization is affiliated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America – both “unindicted, co-conspirators and/or joint venturers in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.”

 

ISNA, the case explains, is the “largest Muslim brotherhood front in North America.”

 

And the Tulsa organization has had featured speakers including Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who is “a Shariah-adherent Muslim who promotes the destruction of Western civilization and the creation of an Islamic caliphate,” according to the lawsuit.

 

“Defendants have never forced under penalty of adverse employment consequences any officer in the police department to attend any event involving Christianity or a Christian church that was not a call for service nor organized by the City Police Department as a function of Community Policing,” the lawsuit said. “Defendants actions … favored the religious beliefs and convictions of Muslims over those of non-Muslims.”

 

The requirement also created a government sponsorship of Islam, the complaint said.

 

The suit cites alleged violations of the First Amendment freedom exercise of religion, freedom of association, the establishment clause and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

 

“The city of Tulsa police department and its highest ranking officials are not only willfully blind to the threat that Shariah (Islamic law) poses in their own community, they are willfully blind to the fundamental rights that our very own Constitution provides to its American citizens, including Capt. Fields,” said Robert Muise, senior trial counsel for the TMLC. “In effect, as the amended complaint sets out in greater detail, the city’s police department and its officials are unwittingly complicit in the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘civilization jihadist’ process, to the detriment of one of its most loyal and competent police officers.”

 

In a recent commentary, David Kupelian, editor of Whistleblower magazine, noted that President Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, recently downplayed the influence and ambitions of the Muslim Brotherhood, referring to the “dedicated Islamist group” as “largely secular.”

 

“Since the Obama administration apparently has such a difficult time thinking logically about anything, let’s reduce the facts of Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood down to a simple, inescapable, purely logical syllogism: Shariah – Islamic law – is unspeakably cruel, barbaric and inhuman,” he explained. “The Muslim Brotherhood is unalterably dedicated to imposing Shariah on the entire world, with a special emphasis on America. Therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood is America’s enemy.”

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Tulsa Police Chief Supports Radical Islamic Mosque

John R. Houk

© June 18, 2011

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Outrage

 

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Policeman sues over orders to attend Islamic prayer

 

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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church sues Port Authority


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John R. Houk

© December 8, 2010

 

I am part of the Facebook cause entitled, Rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Destroyed on September 11, 2001. It is this cause that I heard about the last post about some Christians and members of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church holding a prayer vigil in my last post. I moved on to the next cause alert and discovered an important piece of information about the Church.

 

But allow me to provide a little mini background to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that was located close enough to the World Trade Center to be destroyed along with it on 911. After the Church’s destruction in 2001 the Congregation (yep the terminology betrays my Protestantism) sought to rebuild it Church. For whatever reasoning the NYC agency that had to approve construction drug its feet until 2008 when a tentative agreement seemed to pave the way for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to rebuild with the permission and some cash influx from the New York Port Authority. For reasons that I have not fully researched the Port Authority reneged on it “OK”.

 

Here we are in December 2010 with the 2011 right around the corner and the Port Authority still is not cooperating with the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

 

Between 2008 and 2011 is a near three years of balking by the Port Authority. And so the cause alert notifies me of something a very patient Church should have began long ago. The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church has begun a civil suit against the Port Authority to regain the go-ahead to reconstruct their Church. I understand the Port Authority isn’t publicly responding to the civil suit claiming they have not read the summons.

 

My wonder is this: Why are the New York City authorities from the Mayor on down taking such a stand to ensure a Muslim Mosque with connections to Radical Islam been given the go-ahead to build a multi-million dollar building for the glory of Allah be built near the site in which Islamic Terrorists undoubtedly shouted Allahu Akbar as they crash fuel engorged Jet airliners into the Twin Towers murdering thousands of people on American soil?

 

JRH 12/8/10