On February 19, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, requesting that the court issue an order preventing the Wayne County Sheriff and his deputies from restricting a group of Christian evangelists from displaying banners and signs with Christian messages on the public sidewalks during the 2013 Arab Festival to be held in Dearborn, Michigan.
On February 14, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed its response to Wayne County’s motion to dismiss the federal civil rights lawsuit that AFLC filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of several Christian evangelists who were violently attacked by a Muslim mob at the Arab International Festival held in June 2012, in Dearborn, Michigan. Watch shocking video of attack below:
On February 8, Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, sitting in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, denied the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) motion to extend discovery in the American Freedom Law Center’s defense of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and several of its employees, who were sued by CAIR for conducting an undercover documentary designed to expose the Islamic organization's corrupt activities.
On February 4, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) notified the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) that it will accept several proposed “counter-jihad” advertisements submitted by AFLC’s clients, the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) and its executive directors, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. FDI’s proposed advertisements are in response to an advertisement campaign brought by the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-described Muslim public interest law firm that has been identified by the FBI as a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The CTA had originally rejected FDI’s advertisements after CAIR-Chicago claimed in a “cease and desist” letter to FDI that the proposed ads violated CAIR’s trademark and trade dress rights in the mark #MYJIHAD, which appeared in CAIR’s earlier advertisements.