Announcement from Andrew Whitehead
Director of Anti-CAIR
As you know, the Council on
American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR) filed a lawsuit for defamation
against me regarding comments I had made in my position as director of Anti-CAIR
position, from the start, has been that I am an American citizen
entitled to all the rights and protections of our constitution,
including the right of free speech. While I have always recognized that
defamation isn’t protected under law; I do know that the truth is an
absolute defense and I take great pride in knowing that the entire ACAIR
team has always held the truth to be our standard. Anything less would
be a disservice to those who rely on our work and would marginalize our
efforts to keep you informed.
always recognized that the equal protections of the constitution extend
to all persons, even those with whom we might disagree. However, while
we’ve recognized this fundamental right of a free people, some people
and organizations have not. Normally, the marketplace of the media is
the forum to debate these ideas; occasionally the perceived offense is
so great that one party might find a need to resort to legal action to
shut down a voice they find disagreeable.
have had the opportunity to speak with my legal team regarding the
lawsuit and they have consented to my sharing the following with you:
The case continues.
We have no intention of meeting any of the
demands presented to us.
are responding to interrogatories
presented by CAIR.
We are aggressively pursuing our own interrogatories.
(I hope to be able to share more information with you
along these lines as it becomes available.)
continue to have great faith that should this case go to trial that I
will be vindicated and my words will be found to have been truthful. My
legal team and I look forward to our day in court.
closing, I know that I have not answered all your questions; rest
assured I hope to have more to say as the case progresses.
I regret that I cannot answer any
specific questions you may have, but I must defer to the judgment of my
I am an
American citizen living in a free country, I will not be silenced.