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Judge: Christian evangelists can sue Muslims: Arab Chamber of Commerce runs festival...
WND ^ | November 28, 2012 | unknown

Posted on 11/29/2012 8:24:03 AM PST by Perseverando

A federal judge has ruled that Christian evangelists who were arrested at a Dearborn, Mich., festival sponsored by the Arab Chamber of Commerce can sue the business organization.

“The court finds that plaintiffs do properly allege a civil conspiracy among defendants, including the AACC, to deprive plaintiffs of their constitutional rights sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss,” the court’s ruling said.

It came in a case brought by the American Freedom Law Center on behalf of the Christians. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, said: “The detailed allegations of our 100-page civil rights complaint sets out a pattern of misconduct that had the purpose and effect of depriving our clients of their fundamental constitutional rights.”

The judge, Stephen J. Murphy III, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, granted the AFLC’s request to amend its complaint on behalf of the missionaries “unlawfully arrested for preaching the Gospel to Muslims at the 2010 Arab International Festival.”

Added to list of defendants was the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, the organization responsible for the Dearborn Arab Festival.

It was on June 18, 2010, when four Christian missionaries, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla, and Negeen Mayel, were thrown in jail by Dearborn police officers for peacefully preaching to Muslims at that year’s annual event.

The four were accused of “breach of the peace.” They were ordered to trial, but, represented by Robert Muise, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, they were acquitted.

Then Yerushalmi and Muise brought the civil rights action against the city, mayor John B. O’Reilly, police chief Ronald Haddad, 17 police officers and others.

It accuses sheriff’s officers of siding “with the Muslim mob intent on suppressing the Christians’ speech.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: dearborn; dearbornistan; islam; sharia

1 posted on 11/29/2012 8:24:12 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I remember watching that video and I’m happy to hear they have a case.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 8:25:26 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Perseverando

Jesus Akbar!


3 posted on 11/29/2012 8:41:49 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Perseverando

Notice in the video that they never show the signs that the evangelists were carrying.

They had all kinds of direct blasphemies against Mohammed and Islam, including pigs heads and pictures of Mo and offensive statements about him.

The police were derelict in their duties, and the evangelists were pelted with stuff. But they did intentionally wade in and pick the fight, and did a lousy job of preaching the gospel of Jesus.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 8:45:01 AM PST by lurk
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To: Perseverando

ROP bkmk


5 posted on 11/29/2012 8:58:14 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: lurk

I had heard that too, it is one thing to present the Gospel, but another to pick a fight


6 posted on 11/29/2012 9:03:00 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: struggle
Jesus Akbar!

Now that's a bumper sticker I'd put on my car!

7 posted on 11/29/2012 9:06:47 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: lurk

SO if the signs weren’t shown, how do you know what they were carrying?

If you have a link to the signs, why don’t you put it here. If it is an article, you can link it here.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 9:10:06 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Don’t hold your breath.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 9:18:58 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Perseverando

Not good enough, Every Public Servant involved in this BELONGS IN PRISON for FELONY KIDNAPPING, See OJ in Vegas.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 9:20:40 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
This should be interesting.

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11 posted on 11/29/2012 9:21:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FR_addict

Sorry, I can’t supply a source. I read it in a news story.

I’m certainly not saying it’s okay what the Muslims and the police did.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 9:45:05 AM PST by lurk
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To: lurk
Notice in the video that they never show the signs that the evangelists were carrying.

That was taken this past June and is not the event in question.

The 4 evangelists where arrested back on June 18, 2010 and all they were doing was trying to pass out Christian literature to the muslims......They were not protesting nor were they carrying signs.......

Their rights were violated by both the muslims and the police who arrested the Christians.......

13 posted on 11/29/2012 9:49:54 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

This years event they did have signs, John 3:16, Jesus is the savior type signs.It doesn’t matter, the fact they were Christians is all that mattered.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 9:56:47 AM PST by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: Hot Tabasco

This years event they did have signs, John 3:16, Jesus is the savior type signs.It doesn’t matter, the fact they were Christians is all that mattered.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 9:56:56 AM PST by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: lurk

Surely you don’t buy that newspaper source as credible? There will always be counter lies put out by the adversary.
Look at the Christians demeanor during the video. Do they look hate filled or provoking? Do you think if their signs had pigs or showed disrepect to Mohammed that they wouldn’t have been physically attacked and the signs taken and burnt?
Use your common sense. These Christian men were excercising their free speech and sharing the Gospel, which is what Believers are told to do and we do it in love.
The enemy would want to disparage these men, don’t let him use you to do it.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 9:57:42 AM PST by ladyL
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To: lurk

I agree with Fr addict
please provide a link


17 posted on 11/29/2012 10:02:53 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: FR_addict; lurk
The post arrest explanation:

Christians arrested in Dearborn

The unedited video

Christians arrested in Dearborn

18 posted on 11/29/2012 10:05:43 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: ladyL

The arrest this story is about occured in June, 2010. The video at the link took place this past summer and has nothing to do with what this article is about.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 10:11:27 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Perseverando

A federal judge has ruled that Christian evangelists who were arrested at a Dearborn, Mich., festival sponsored by the Arab Chamber of Commerce can sue the business organization.

What about the jack booted thugs that did the actual kidnapping?


20 posted on 11/29/2012 10:26:10 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Perseverando

I’m fairly certain this is a website, with lots of video, by one of the protesters. Contrary to some of the comments, there’s no indication that the evangelists were carrying signs or attempting to do anything other than witness. Don’t fall for taqiyya.

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/p/dearborn.html


21 posted on 11/29/2012 11:28:52 AM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: lurk

Freedom of Speech is not there to protect pleasant speech, because pleasant speech doesn’t need protecting. It is disturbing treasonous outlandish speech...such as our Constitution’s writers spoke, that must be protected.

If the moslums had paraded in front of a Christian Festival with signs saying KILL CHRISTIANS, their would have been a wall of police around them protecting them.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 8:15:23 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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