The powerful Washington, D.C., Islamic lobby group CAIR, established as a front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, is asking a federal judge to expunge all copies of ‘Muslim Mafia,’ the book that exposes CAIR’s ties to radical jihadists and terrorist organizations through original documents secured in a daring undercover operation.
WND (H/T Susan K) –After filing two unsuccessful versions of its complaint, CAIR has filed yet another amended complaint that asks federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington, D.C., to bar the Gaubatzes and anyone related to their effort from publishing the documents and recordings obtained in the undercover operation.
In its latest court pleadings in a lawsuit against WND co-author David Gaubatz and his son Chris, the Council on American-
Islamic Relations, or CAIR, effectively demands that the blockbuster book“Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”be removed from bookstores, online retailers and any supplier and “returned” to the Muslim group.
“This book at any time can be taken off the shelves forever and kept in the hands of Hamas,” warned Gaubatz attorney Daniel Horowitz. CAIR interpreted the judge’s order to return all copies of the documents as a demand to also return “copies published in the book,” according to a Joint Status Report filed April 22 in federal court in Washington, D.C.
Horowitz believes CAIR knows it can’t win the case, but he cautioned that the Saudi-funded group “can chill the First Amendment by making it so expensive to speak against them that no one can challenge them.”
Horowitz, a frequent television legal analyst based in the San Francisco Bay area, has teamed with two other high-profile lawyers in the case. Bernard Grimm, in Washington, D.C., is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel, CNN and Court TV. Martin Garbus, in New York City, is perhaps the country’s best known First Amendment lawyer.
“Even if lawsuits ultimately fail in court, they can be deadly,” Garbus wrote. “The cost, time, and harassment value of extensive litigation can compel publishers and authors to delete controversial passages from books critical of government officials and their policies.”
In the “Muslim Mafia” case, Garbus believes Americans have an interest in exposure of the CAIR documents, because they are relevant to federal law enforcement officials’ concerns about the group’s ties to terrorist operatives that threaten the nation’s security.
Of course, Keith ‘crocodile tears’ Ellison (D jihadist- Minnesota) takes issue with the outing of CAIR