Yesterday, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel Robert Muise had the honor of giving a presentation to a large audience at the “Islamic Law in America” conference hosted by AFLC clients Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. Geller and Spencer invited Muise to speak because he and his fellow Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center, David Yerushalmi, have established themselves as the national leaders in this fight against the threat of sharia (Islamic law) to our constitutional freedoms. You can read Geller’s and Spencer’s reports of last night’s event here and here. The primary purpose of the event was to highlight honor killings committed by sharia-adherent Muslims in the United States, another aspect of Islamic law. It was an excellent and informative evening. (You can view photos from the event at AFLC’s Facebook page.) See video below for a breaking news update from the conference:
The topic of Muise’s speech was “Civilization Jihad: A Threat to Life & Liberty.” He discussed AFLC’s ongoing litigation efforts to fight the pernicious effects of sharia law on our constitutional freedoms in the United States. He also pointed out Yerushalmi’s recent study which found that over 80% of U.S. mosques provide their worshippers with jihad-style literature advocating the use of violence against non-believers. Indeed, the term “civilization jihad” was not coined by anti-Islam activists; rather, it was coined by the Muslim Brotherhood and described by this radical organization as a “grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers.”
An observer commented via Pamela Geller’s website, Atlas Shrugs:
I was fortunate to be able to watch the Conference streaming on ABN and it was everything Ms. Geller describes here and more. Every speaker had a unique perspective to bring to the fight for human freedom and dignity. I was particularly gratified to hear Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center for the first time and I found it very heartening to learn of their successes and also of their optimism about pending and future litigation. The U.S. Constitution is far from dead and it is our mightiest bulwark. He also answered a question I asked on another thread here, where I wondered had the Dearborn “Leaving Islam?” bus ads ever run. The last legal news on Atlas was, I think:
Muise made it clear that First Amendment or not, the legal powers that be are taking their damned time on this one, probably (and this is my guess) because they know they are going to lose, and they DON’T LIKE FREE SPEECH.
We know several causes worthy of support because they protect our precious liberty, but this is another one with a proven record of real-world success, not to forget: