CALIFORNIA: Seven Muslim women, who fraudulently claimed in a lawsuit filed in May 2016 that Urth Caffe had discriminated against them by enforcing a 45-minute seating policy, have agreed to dismiss their lawsuit. Urth Caffe will pay no money to the women or their CAIR litigation jihadists.
American Freedom Law Center The seven litigious Muslim women, all in their 20s and 30s, turned for legal advice to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group.
The seven women claimed in their lawsuit that they were subjected to religious discrimination when the Urth Caffe staff asked them to leave after the women refused to abide by the café’s seating policy. The women later made the fraudulent claim that they were evicted from the café because they wore hijabs—Islamic head coverings worn by some Muslim women.
WND reported that the 7 Muslim accusers who were allowed to conceal their identities in the discrimination lawsuit have been outed after lying about fears for their safety by enjoying their 15 minutes of fame in television interviews and heated rants on social media. The last of the hate crime hoaxers have been identified as Sara Khalil Farsakh, Soondus Ahmed, Rawan Hamdan, Sara Chamma, Yumna Hameed, Safa Rawag, and Marwa Raga, all of whom claimed that they would face a backlash if the public knew their names.
In a refusal to back down, the restaurant responded to the girls’ false allegations of discrimination by counter-suing them, claiming that the Muslim women were engaging in Sharia “lawfare.” Several details of which the teens never accounted are that Jilla Berkman, the co-owner, is a Muslim woman and that a large percentage of their customers are Muslim.
Urth Caffe turned to the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national public interest law firm, to represent them. AFLC immediately filed a cross-claim for trespass. The Superior Court of Orange County, where the lawsuit was filed, refused to dismiss Urth Caffe’s trespass crossclaim ruling that the facts as alleged by Urth Caffe made out a valid claim that the seven women disrupted the Laguna Beach café’s operations the night of April 22, 2016, and that their refusal to abide by the seating policy followed by their refusal to leave the café when asked violated Urth Caffe’s property rights.
David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, issued the following statement:
“This lawsuit was a fraud and a hoax from the get-go. After two years of litigation and after Plaintiffs’ leftist/progressive lawyers, including the ACLU, spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to force a huge financial payoff for themselves and their clients at Urth Caffe’s expense, they have received no money whatsoever and have effectively dropped their claims only to run for the hills.”
Yerushalmi went on to explain:
“Urth Caffe did not discriminate against the women who have filed this fraudulent lawsuit. The claim that these women were asked to leave the café because they were wearing hijabs is laughable. That night, as every Friday night, a large number of young people, including a majority of whom are Muslim and of Arab descent, make up the base of Urth Caffe’s customers.
Not surprisingly, many of these customers are women wearing hijabs. None of these other Muslim women were asked to leave. The women who now claim victim status were not asked to leave, but only to abide by the café’s policy to give up their high-demand outside patio table after 45 minutes to allow other customers, including those wearing hijabs, to enjoy the experience.”
“The sad and destructive element of this fraudulent lawsuit is that one of the two co-owners/-managers of Urth Caffe, Jilla Berkman, herself a Muslim woman, had reached out to the women by Facebook after the discrimination allegations went viral but well before the filing of the lawsuit and offered to sit down with the seven women face-to-face to work out any misunderstandings.
Instead, the women turned to CAIR, who in turn directed the women to a small band of hard-core progressive lawyers. These lawyers badly miscalculated and filed the lawsuit.
At the end of the day, and after two long years of litigation, the evidence proved there was no discrimination and Urth Caffe agreed to do what they would have done without a lawsuit: make the seating policy clearer to customers and to staff, and continue to provide a welcome environment for all its guests, including its Muslim customers.
Let this be a lesson to all others. If you use lawfare as your jihad against an AFLC client, be prepared to spend tens of thousands of dollars and to get nothing in return!”
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