As reported here last month, the Muslims of America (a.k.a. Jamaat ul-Fuqra) sued Marty Mawyer and the Christian Action Network over Marty’s book Twilight in America . Marty had the temerity to investigate MOA and expose some of the details of their history and current activities in the United States, so the group unleashed its lawyers in an attempt to bankrupt CAN and put it out of business.
Now comes some good news: on Friday a federal judge dismissed the case against Marty, citing a lack of standing on the part of the Muslims of America. Here’s the report from The Washington Times:
N.Y. Muslim group’s libel lawsuit against Christian organization dismissed
ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a Christian organization of defaming a Muslim group in a book that alleged that the Muslim group conducted terrorist training.
Judge Thomas McAvoy says The Muslims of America, which incorporated last year, failed to prove it has the legal standing to sue.
He granted Christian Action Network’s motion to dismiss the suit filed last year but rejected its request for sanctions against the Muslim group for allegedly seeking $18 million in damages with no legitimate legal basis.
The suit had accused Christian network founder Martin Mawyer’s 2012 book “Twilight in America” of falsely portraying the Muslim group. The Muslim group says its communities in upstate New York and around the U.S. are peaceful.
Christian Action Network has prevailed, but their legal expenses up to this point have been substantial. Please consider contributing a few bucks at their defense fund page to help them recover their costs. Or you could buy a copy of Marty’s book — see the Amazon link on our sidebar.
Jamaat ul-Fuqra (“Community of the Impoverished”, also known as “Muslims of America”) was founded by a known terrorist, the Pakistani Sheikh Syed Mubarak Ali Hasmi Shah Gilani. Over the past thirty-five years it has established a network of dozens of rural training compounds across the United States and Canada. It recruits new members primarily through proselytizing in the prison system.
For more information on JuF, see the Jamaat ul-Fuqra Archives.
Hat tip: LS.