Jeremiah A. Denton III
Attorney At Law
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Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-xxxx
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax xxxxxxxxxx
January 6, 2004
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
ATTN: Andrew Whitehead
xxx xxxxxxxxx Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Dear Mr. Whitehead:
I represent the
Council on American-lslamic Relations Inc (CAIR). I have reviewed
a large number of your "ACAIR" web postings and have advised CAIR that they
are defamatory, Several of many examples follow:
CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to
the overthrow of the United States Constitution and the installation
of an islamic theocracy in America.
ACAIR, April 16, 2003 Press Release.
(CAIR is an) .. . organization founded by Hamas
supporters which seeks to overthrow constitutional government in the United
States and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own Constitution
as protection.... ACAIR July 4, 2003 Press Release.
Let their be no doubt that CAIR is a terrorist supporting
front organization that is partially funded by terrorists, and
that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of a SHARIA law in American.
ACAIR, August 13, 2003, Press Release.
ACAIR reminds our readers that CAIR was started by
Hamas members and is supported by terrorists supporting individuals groups
and countries. ACAIR June 14 2003 Press Release.
Why oppose CAIR? CAIR has proven links to and was
founded by Islamic terrorists. CAIR is not in the United States
to promote the civil rights of Muslims. CAIR is here to make radical
Islam the dominant religion in the United States and to convert our country
into an Islamic theocracy along the lines of Iran. In addition CAIR has
managed. through the adroit manipulation of the popular media to present
itself as the "moderate" face of Islam in the United States. CAIR succeeded
to the point that the majority of its members are not aware that CAIR actively
supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations. In addition,
CAIR receives direct funding from Islamic terrorist supporting countries.
ACAIR May 29, 2003 Press Release.
CAIR has proven leaks to and was FOUNDED by, Islamic
ACAIR, May 29, 2003, Press Release.
The ACAIR web site has repeatedly insinuated that
CAIR, the leading mainstream Islamic organization in the country, provides
support to terrorist organizations. As you are no doubt aware providing
material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization or even
attempting to do so is a felony under Title 18 Section 2339B(a)(1)
of the United States Code.
While you certainly have a right to express your
opinions, as sociopathic and xenophobic as they may be, you do not have
the right to make false statements of fact injurious to another's reputation.
The writings on your web site go far, far beyond the mere expression of
opinion. They are false statements of fact imputing criminal acts made with
reckless disregard for the truth.
Notwithstanding that no law enforcement agency
in the United States has seen fit to charge CAIR with any offense of any kind
you have persisted in accusing CAIR of treasonous felonies. As you presumably
also know falsely imputing the commission of a criminal offense involving
moral turpitude for which one could be indicted and punished is libelous
per se. Statements which are libelous per se can result in the imposition
of not only compensatory damages, but also punitive damages, which it might
interest you to know cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.
Accordingly, l have advised CAIR to file a defamation
suit against you, and any person who has facilitated in any way your publication
of these statements.
Notwithstanding my recommendation, in lieu
of a lawsuit CAIR has asked me to give you the opportunity to voluntarily
cease and desist the publication of defamatory statements about CAIR on
your web site and elsewhere. If you persist in the publication of defamatory
remarks about CAIR or if you elect to publish this personal and confidential
letter to any person. suit will be filed forthwith.
Govern yourself accordingly.
Very truly yours,
Jeremiah A. Denton III