Litigation jihad. The Hamas-tied group CAIR, aka the National Council of Canadian Muslims, is moving ahead with its libel suit against the Harper government.
Before the Canadian Prime Minister's official visit to Israel last year, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the Canadian branch of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), wrote to PM Stephen Harper demanding that Rabbi Daniel Korobkin be removed from the PM's delegation to Israel because the Rabbi attended and spoke briefly at my September talk in Canada.
Their letter charged that both Robert Spencer, who also spoke at that September event, and I "have a lengthy and clear record of promoting anti-Muslim sentiments and demonization." Video of the event here and here.
In response, the great Prime Minister of Canada set the standard that leaders should follow, most notably Barack Hussein Obama, and ignore these sinister supremacist thugs. Jason MacDonald, Harper's director of communications, blistered the NCCM: "We will not take seriously criticism from an organization with documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas."
Absurdly, CAIR-Canada, the NCCM, is moving ahead with a lawsuit against the good Prime Minister's government. Sharia enforcement. Of course, this publicity stunt will garner these thugs sympathy from the sniveling lapdog media, but I, for one, would love to see the full force of a leading Western government exposing the terror ties of terror-tied groups like CAIR. The United States government successfully prosecuted the previously well-regarded Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation, in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation's history. CAIR, ISNA, MSA, MSU and over 300 other Muslim groups were named, many designated unindicted co-conspirators. Those prosecutions were scuttled by the treacherous Obama administration under Attorney General Eric Holder.
We know that there is a "mountain of evidence." Let's hope that the Obama administration will share it with the Harper administration. Don't hold your breath. But there are numerous sources.
Discovery in the case will bite these Islamic supremacists. You have to wonder what these jihad enablers are thinking. Does CAIR-Canada think that just because they changed their name last July to the National Council of Canadian Muslims that they are fooling anyone?
CAIR has done this before. And lost. The suit was dismissed. CAIR filed a $1.35 million libel suit against Andrew Whitehead of Anti-CAIR (ACAIR), who called CAIR a "terrorist front organization," that was "founded by Hamas supporters," and was working to "make radical Islam the dominant religion in the United States." The case was dismissed with prejudice.
Given the current craven climate, my bet is that they think that the media will aid and abet their propaganda and advance their lies, this time in their jihad against the Harper government.
At a recent CAIR conference, the CAIR/ISNA Spokeswoman said, "Media in the US is very gullible…If you have something to say, especially as a Muslim, they'll come running to you. Take advantage of that!"
"Muslim group takes next step in libel suit against Stephen Harper," Canadian Press, May 26, 2014 8:20 PM ET
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A national Muslim organization is proceeding with a lawsuit against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his chief spokesman for a comment it says linked the organization to a terrorist group.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims is filing a statement of claim in Ontario Superior Court after failing to get an apology from the Prime Minister's Office for the January remark.
Lawyer Jeff Saikaley says the council is seeking a public retraction and damages of up to $100,000.
The comment in question came after the council criticized the inclusion of controversial rabbi Daniel Korobkin in a delegation accompanying Harper to the Middle East.
In January the council took its first legal step by filing a notice of libel which quotes Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald as saying, "We will not take seriously criticism from an organization with documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas."
The comment was "categorically false, offensive and defamatory," Ihsaan Gardee, the council's executive director, said at the time.
Discussions between the parties have not resolved the matter.
"We did have conversations with the lawyer representing Stephen Harper and Jason MacDonald, and we weren't able to reach a satisfactory agreement. So we have no choice but to proceed to the next step," Saikaley said.
"We're still hopeful that something can be done to avoid an actual trial, but for the time being this is what's been required to protect our client's interests."
The council describes itself as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit group that has worked for 14 years on human rights and civil liberties issues on behalf of Canadian Muslims.
A half-dozen other rights groups, including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Association of University Teachers, have offered support to the Muslim group.