CAIR – an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood – apparently didn’t like an event designed to promote the U.S. Constitution on American soil and was successful in its attempts to get police to shut it down.
In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly.
Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U. S. history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation.
As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced yesterday that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR- MI), its Executive Director, the City of Allegan, theAllegan Police Department and the School District were named as defendants in a thirty-four page civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, this morning. The claims included constitutional and contract violations.
The event was to take place inside a high school and police allegedly shut down the event because they thought Kamal Saleem – a Christian convert from Islam – was in danger
The purpose of the event was to inform the public about the importance of honoring the United States Constitution, to recognize the internal threat to America posed by radical Muslims and the dangers to our free society caused by the imposition of Sharia law.
At first the Allegan police chief police indicated he shut down the event because of threats to one of the speakers, Kamal Saleem; however, shortly thereafter, the chief admitted to a reporter that there was no specific threat to the event and no real danger at all. In fact, no specific threats of violence relating to the event were received by the City of Allegan, its police department, the Allegan Public School District or Allegan Public High School.
We see this reaction constantly. Instead of defending the U.S. Constitution and the free speech rights of American citizens, law enforcement often sides with those whom they think threaten those who wish to exercise their First Amendment rights.
For the record, Kamal Saleem is all too familiar with threats. He gets them constantly and he knows they come with his job. It was not he who asked the event to be shut down; it’s the job of the police to even more forcefully defend his right to speak, not hand the Muslim Brotherhood a victory on American soil.
The Dream Police appear to be alive and well in Michigan.