Sunday, March 18, 2007

About those three little pigs

1. Blog on British anti-Semitism:

2. Can you read this story without sobbing?

3. Anti-Zionists bigots file frivolous law suit, and they are not even on
the faculty of Ben Gurion University:

Boston: Islamic group sues scholar for libeling Muslims

Matt Rand, Jerusalem Post correspondent, THE JERUSALEM POST

Mar. 15, 2007

Unable to shake off allegations of connections to Egyptian
Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Islamic Society of
Boston (ISB) has done the Massachusetts equivalent of calling in
the Marines: it has summoned the trial lawyers.

Qaradawi, considered to be a supporter of suicide bombings, is
being sued in a Boston court for libel against Muslims. And the
Islamic Society of Boston has not only sued an "Islamic cleric,
a Christian political science professor and the Jewish daughter
of Holocaust survivors," says The David Project, a Jewish group
that educates and trains students and the Jewish community about
Israel that is a defendant in the lawsuit, along with The Boston
Herald, Investigative Project head Steve Emerson and Fox 25
News. They have also twice subpoenaed the Anti-Defamation
League, which declined comment.

Photocopies of Islamic Society of Boston IRS tax returns from
1998, 1999, and 2000 which list Qaradawi as a trustee are
included as evidence in the statements of several of the
defendants being sued for libel. At the same time, notarized
1993 documents from the City of Cambridge also list Qaradawi as
a trustee.

Lawyers on behalf of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in late
February filed "friends of the court" briefs for the Islamic
Society of Boston, accusing the defendants of seeking to
"demonize and vilify" US Muslims. The American Jewish Congress
was one step ahead, having filed a "friend of the court" brief
for the David Project and other defendants last October.

At the same time Georgetown University scholar John Esposito
filed his own affidavit which sought to distance the Islamic
society of Boston from radical Islamic groups, saying that the
defendants "misleadingly attempt to suggest a link" between the
ISB and Wahhabism.

Suggesting he sought to set the record straight on the Islamic
Society of Boston, Esposito goes on to say that he intends to
correct the "gross mis-characterizations" cited by the
defendants " their apparent excuse for attacking the ISB
[Islamic Society of Boston] and its leadership."

However, Emerson, who in his written statement to the court
worried that Boston might be looking the other way when it came
to Islamic extremists, was the subject of much of Esposito's
negative comments.

Emerson wrote in his affidavit that he was concerned that
"Boston public officials" were worried "they may be subsidizing
the significant expansion of a particularly extremist and
minority sect of Islam."

The ISB, meanwhile, accused the David Project of being the
"hidden hand" behind another lawsuit Boston resident James
Policastro brought against the ISB, alleging that the David
Project used Policastro to "keep the role of the David Project
hidden from the public."

4. Church school renames Three Little Pigs to avoid offending Muslims

The Daily Mail (UK)
Last updated at 17:21pm on 15th March 2007

5. New achievement for Olmert:

6. How liberals lost their way:

7. More liberal fascism:

Anti-GOP teacher not smiling now
Death threats: Professor called for executing 'anyone who's ever voted

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