A Judeo-Christian law firm that fights for faith and freedom is
hoping to expose what it believes was massive fraud by a radical
The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a
lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of several former clients of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) who claimed that
organization's Herndon, Virginia office failed to provide them
needed legal counsel.
David Yerushalmi, co-founder
and senior counsel at AFLC, says the person serving as CAIR's
resident attorney and manager for civil rights at the now defunct
chapter was, in fact, not an attorney.
"They finally woke up to the fact their Herndon office was
essentially running a fraud machine," Yerushalmi reports. "And
instead of coming clean, they did the classic cover-up -- and
that's typical of a criminal organization. CAIR, of course, has
been identified by the U.S. government as a Hamas/ Muslim
Brotherhood front group."
But he finds it unfortunate that the government, even going back
to the Bush years, has refused to prosecute CAIR.
"There is a victim narrative going on in the Muslim-American
community that is not different from other victimization
narratives, and that is the government is picking on
Muslim-Americans; there's no reason to be arresting all these
jihadists; they're using entrapment; they're not real
jihadists," the AFLC co-founder lists. "And so they decided
not to prosecute."
Yerushalmi finds it mind-boggling that CAIR is allowed to exist
as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. But he hopes his firm's
lawsuit will force CAIR to face the music before an American jury
for its fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional
infliction of emotional distress.
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