Sunday, May 02, 2010

CAIR Loses Another One

Dawud Walid and CAIR lost another battle this week. Their frivolous lawsuit against Wayne Circuit Judge J. William Callahan, claiming the judge’s order that a female petitioner remove her headscarf violated her right to freely exercise her religion, was, (as we predicted it would be), thrown out:
Suit over judge's order to remove hijab dismissed

Maureen Feighan / The Detroit News

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday against a Wayne County judge accused of telling a woman to remove her Islamic head scarf. U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani ruled there was no evidence Wayne Circuit Judge J. William Callahan knew Raneen Albaghdady's head covering had religious significance when he asked her to remove it last June. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Michigan, which brought the suit with Albaghdady, said an appeal is possible.
An appeal is always a possibility, but quite unlikely in this case.

Walid tried to spin this into a victory. He told the Detroit News's Paul Egan that that Judge Battani’s decision is a positive thing “because it recognizes that it would have been wrong for Callahan to ask Albaghdady to remove her head scarf, called a hijab, if he knew it had religious significance.”

This is like saying that a verdict of not guilty in a murder case has the positive element of saying that, if the defendant had committed the murder, then he would have been guilty. CAIR’s lawsuit is a perfect example of the meaning of “frivolous.”

The truth is that CAIR’s lawsuit flatly accused Judge Callahan, in defiance of all the facts, of having a customary practice of “requiring Muslim women to remove their hijab.”

As Judge Battani’s opinion makes crystal clear, there was absolutely no evidence that this was so, and CAIR, Ms. Albaghdady, and her attorney, Nabih Ayad, knew that before they filed this turkey.

Why would anybody trust these guys to do anything for the right reason?

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