In Defense of the Constitution

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August 8, 2007

    Anti-CAIR Founder;   My Turn on Civil Rights

     On January 6, 2004, I was threatened with a lawsuit for defamation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an Islamic terrorist supporting front group which has received funding from Islamic terrorists.  The reason I was sued was because I dared to tell the truth about CAIR, its "leadership" and members.

     When I received the letter, I shut down our work for a few days while I examined my options.  After a period of reflection, I made the decision to resume normal operations and I also posted the letter from CAIR's attorney on the Anti-CAIR web site.

     The reason I refused to surrender to CAIR's blatant attempt at intimidation was simple: I believe that all the information we provide on CAIR is the truth, and that the truth must be defended, in order to maintain a free society.

     When CAIR sued me, it discovered that bringing a bogus "defamation" case to silence free speech is a double edged sword; just as CAIR could examine and test my material and delve into my works, so I was entitled to do the same to CAIR.  The question, as the discovery process unfolded was: "Who was going to blink first"? 

     For our legal team the answer was simple: we agreed to answer any/all questions in depth. We had, and have, nothing to hide.
Anti-CAIR does is perfectly transparent, we show our sources (where we can), we name names, and we provide links that any reader can follow.

     When my legal team, headed by Reed Rubinstein, submitted questions to CAIR, we were rebuffed. CAIR finally realized that going after
Anti-CAIR was not only a bad decision, it had the potential to show CAIR for what it is: an Anti-American front group for Hamas that was founded by Islamic terrorists. 

     CAIR ran from the suit they initiated and the case was settled and dismissed with prejudice.

     Not one word that CAIR objected to was changed on the web site.  No corrections were issued.  No apology was made.

     Why is this important?

     Free speech.

     Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn has been arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment for allegedly placing a Koran (Islam's Holy Book) in a toilet at Pace University.

     While most Americans can agree that placing a book in a toilet is disrespectful, is it really a crime?  

     For CAIR's opinion, we only have to listen to CAIR-NY "Civil Rights Coordinator" Aliya Latif:

"We commend the NYPD for its appropriate handling of this case...we must all be concerned when
any actions cross the line from protected free speech to acts designed to intimidate. Just as
there is a difference between someone burning a cross in their own backyard and burning
that same cross in the yard of an African-American family, there is a difference between
desecrating a religious text in a private setting and doing so in a setting that will create
a hostile learning environment."

     (Question: Why does a terrorist founded, terrorist supporting organization need a "Civil Rights Coordinator"?)

     Contrast the CAIR-NY statement with the following
Quote of Omar Ahmad, CAIR co-founder:

"Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open
so anyone can come and learn about Islam.  If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility
to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but
to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest
authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

     What is more threatening, putting a book in a toilet or being told that Islam is in America to dominate all other beliefs? 

     Why hasn't Ahmad been arrested for a "hate crime"?

     What about Nihad Awad, CAIR Executive Director when he publicly states:

"I am in support of the Hamas movement."

     Awad publicly states his support for an Islamist terrorist group that has murdered innocent civilians, including American citizens, and there is no "hate crimes" investigation.

     Showing the banality of evil, this from Omar Ahmad:

"Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide ...
they kill themselves for Islam"

     Ahmad celebrates fellow Muslims who commit terrorist suicide bombings as "killing themselves for Islam"...the very same Islam that CAIR consistently claims does not support terrorism.

     Or is it only CAIR's particular brand of Islam that supports Islamic terrorism?

     From a WorldNetDaily article:

"A group of American Muslims produced a video that shows its members on a New York City
street corner declaring Islam's dominance over America as they tread on a
U.S. flag and then rip it apart."

     CAIR had nothing to say about the desecration of our national flag by a group of Islamist supremacists from the "Islamic Thinkers Society"... the group suffered no consequences for the defilement of the flag and no mention was made of it being a "hate crime".  No matter that millions of veterans would disagree; rightly recognizing that the flag represents our country, our values...and our comrades, fallen or wounded in battle; not to mention those battling Islamist terror in foreign lands.

     Shmulevich put a book in the toilet.  But did he call for his religion to be dominant in America? Did he publicly call for support for terrorists who are killing American citizens?  Did he salute terrorists who commit suicide attacks?  Did he trample our flag in the street?

     What Shmulevich did was in bad taste, it was insulting, but it was no crime.

     Freedom of speech is my birthright as an American citizen; it is a gift from God codified by our founding fathers in our great Constitution.

     To silence my voice would be to silence my soul; no man has, or ought to have, that power.

     If we won't stand up for Shmulevich, who will stand up for us when the time comes ... ?

Andrew Whitehead

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