A Judeo-Christian law firm is pleased that a federal judge has
ruled that a pro-Muslim organization can be a defendant in a
lawsuit alleging civil rights violations against Christian
As OneNewsNow has reported, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a
federal lawsuit against the city of Dearborn, its mayor, its chief
of police, 17 other police officers and two executives of the
American Arab Chamber of Commerce in relation to the way four
Christian missionaries were treated during the Michigan
town's Annual International Arab Festival in June 2010.
Robert Muise, senior trial
counsel and co-founder of the AFLC, reports that a federal judge
has now agreed to include the American Arab Chamber of Commerce
itself as a defendant in the suit.
"The American Arab Chamber of Commerce has been running this
festival for many years. And when it had a change of leadership in
2009, Fay Beydoun, who is the executive director whom we sued also
in this lawsuit, when she took over in 2009 is when things started
to get bad for the Christians, where Christian persecution was
exceedingly prevalent," Muise explains.
The attorney notes the fact that his clients were acquitted of
criminal charges related to the incident made this suit
"These individuals were handcuffed, publicly humiliated, brought
through the streets of the city of Dearborn while the Muslim
protestors were cheering, thrown in jail, spent the night in jail
and then had to endure a weeklong criminal trial away from their
families, away from their work, only to be acquitted because their
rights were violated," the attorney details. "So there certainly
are damage claims there."
Barring a settlement, the case is scheduled to go to trial next
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