An internet news portal is reporting that a group of organizations, largely part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, are suing a critic who organized a protest of an amusement part event sponsored by the Islamic Circle of North America, another group tied to the U.S. Brotherhood. A previous post reported on the protest and the subsequent restraining order issued against Joe Kaufman in connection with the affair. According to the latest report:
Kaufman has been sued by the Dallas chapter of the Muslim American Society, three Islamic institutions owned by the North American Islamic Trust, the Dallas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Legal Fund of America…..The other plaintiffs in the lawsuit ‘“ besides ICNA ‘“ who were not specifically named in the article, complained Kaufman meant to include them when he referred to “those involved” as “fanatics” and “radicals.” But Kaufman contends the article was only about ICNA, arguing he was unaware some of the groups even existed. He pointed out none of the names of the other organizations were found on the sponsor page for the event’s website.
The report also cites Kaufman as stating that “The suit against me is entirely a frivolous one, which attempts to deny my First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.” U.S. Brotherhood group have a history of litigation directed against their critics.