Muslim in New York Responds to “Lawfare” Fatwa Issued by Imams, Targets AFLC’s Pro-Israel/Anti-Jihad Legal Victory

AFLC’s recent legal victory in New York, which resulted in a federal court judge ordering¬†the display of pro-Israel/anti-jihad bus advertisements in New York City after the the City’s transit authority had initially¬†banned them,¬†has received¬†significant attention from national and international media, especially¬†in light of the ongoing Muslim violence in the Middle East.¬† Not surprising, the ruling has also drawn sharp¬†criticsim from U.S.-based sharia-adherent Islamist organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

As AFLC has already noted, the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a prestigious group of imams, issued a¬†fatwa last week commanding Muslims in America to ‚Äúimmediately start legal action to prosecute those who offend Islam.‚Ä̬† Today, a self-described Muslim¬†from New York¬†sent a¬†letter to Federal Judge Paul Engelmayer, who ruled in AFLC’s favor on the pro-Israel/anti-jihad bus advertisement, protesting the court’s ruling. The letter also requests that Judge Engelmayer recuse himself for his biased interpretation of the word “jihad.”

You can read the letter protesting AFLC’s legal victory here.