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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Miss Kelly ably fisks the MAS's press release here: MAS Claims "Victory" in ISB Lawsuit/ Mahdi Bray's Wife is Morgan Fairchild

The Boston Herald reports on itself, here: Islamic group drops Herald suit. Hopefully this will open a new chapter in the press continuing to cover the shady side of the Mosque. Are you listening Howie Carr? I'm talking to you.

The AP has a milquetoast report that seems to start from the MAS press release: Both sides drop legal challenges in mosque suit.

Let's be clear, there is no "both sides" here. The ISB/MAS dropped their suit...period. They were being bled to death by disclosures. In a more perfect world they'd be paying the defendants' expenses. Though the MAS press release and many of the public pronouncements of the ISB and their chosen mouth-pieces have and had been taking on an increasingly strident and desperate "the mosque and Islam are under attack" tone, [I remember Naser Khader of the Danish Democratic Muslims movement remarking that he recommends a Cartoon Crisis for the USA -- you will discover who are democracy-minded Muslims and who are not. This sort of rhetoric is exactly how that thing got started.] the fact is that the mosque itself has never been under serious threat. The only people under "threat" were the leaders of this project -- connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia, raving anti-semites...the self-inflicted wounds of the lawsuit not only showed the defendants' concerns were justified, they were proving them out.

You better believe this result is not what the ISB & Co. had in mind when they began this suit.

Update: The Boston Globe's story is here: Islamic Society drops lawsuit

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"Both sides" meaning that Policastro agreed not to pursue an appeal of his dismissed lawsuit. Right?

Policastro is not appealing (as far as I know), that's correct. The David Project is continuing to pursue its document demands with the BRA through the courts as necessary and speaking out about the radical connections of this project as though there had never been a lawsuit, as they should. The MAS press release makes it sound as though the defendants are backing off. They are not. They emerge from this with nothing of substance.

Good job on being the straw that broke the camel's back Sol.

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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