Court: Residents Can’t Mention “Islam” or “Muslims” At Public Hearing on Mosque Construction; Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit.
EDITORIAL COMMENT BY PASTOR DON. ROY HEMINGWAY.
Now let me get this straight, this is to be a public debate on a new Mosque, but the Judge has ordered that American citizens, (Those who have defended the Nation through two world wars and a dozen other smaller ones) are not allowed to mention Islam or Muslims for which the Mosque is to be made available for their exclusive use….. Is that about it????
You have to take your hat off to the Muslims, they came here with almost nothing, poor health and empty pockets but carrying with them the simple dream of conquest, rape, murder and debauchery and in no time at all, they have this entire country on the run. They are using our law, our culture and indeed, our own Christian based charitable culture and way of life against us. Not only that, they have shown themselves to be smarter than all but a handful of decent patriots who know what they are really up to, with a mere basic education, they are wrapping politicians and judges and educationalists around their little finger and letting our own government and legal system do their Jihad work for them. I don’t know about you, but I think we owe the Muslims a great big sloppy kiss for showing us all what a bunch of wankers we are.
This is sharia. This is a blasphemy ruling. Sharia commands Islamic supremacism, Muslims as a special class, and it’s here. Sharia commands restrictions on speech concerning Islam. It’s not a rumour, a maybe-what-if, it’s here.
Court: Residents Can’t Mention “Islam” or “Muslim” At Public Hearing on Mosque Construction; Thomas More Law Centre Files Federal Lawsuit
ANN ARBOR, MI – In a settlement agreement, which reads more like an instrument of surrender, Bernards Township (“Township”), New Jersey officials agreed that, in addition to a $3.5 million payment to Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (“ISBR”), residents and citizens of the Township are prohibited from commenting on “Islam” or “Muslims” at the upcoming public hearing to approve the settlement. Astonishingly, a federal judge approved the prohibition as a fully enforceable Order of the Court.
As a result of this suppression of speech, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, yesterday, filed a lawsuit in the New Jersey Federal District Court on behalf of Christopher and Loretta Quick. The lawsuit was filed by TMLC affiliated New Jersey attorney, Michael Hrycak. Mr. Hrycak was assisted by TMLC staff attorney, Tyler Brooks. The TMLC is representing the Quicks without charge.
TMLC’s lawsuit alleges that Bernards Township’s settlement agreement constitutes a prior restraint on speech based on content, as well as, a violation of the Establishment Clause because it prefers Islam over other religions. The lawsuit asks the court to: declare that the settlement agreement is unconstitutional; and to enter a preliminary and permanent injunction against its enforcement.
Read TMLC’s entire Federal Complaint here.
The Quicks reside within 200 feet of the proposed mosque construction in a zoned residential area. Yet, the settlement agreement prohibits them from describing the many unique features of Islamic worship which will impact design of the building, traffic density, water and sewage, traffic control problems, road construction, and parking arrangements. According to the settlement agreement, ISBR is permitted to make statements concerning Christians and Jews and their places of worship, but in contrast, the Agreement prohibits commentary relating to Islam or Muslims. In fact, ISBR has previously discussed the Christian and Jewish religions and their places of worship.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center,
commented: “As we have previously documented, ISBR has taken the extraordinary step of concealing significant links on their website to a radical group named by the federal government as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in America history, the Islamic Society of North America (“ISNA”). ISNA is claimed by the Muslim Brotherhood as one of “our organisations.” According to internal documents seized by the FBI, the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy is to engage in a “grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilisation from within . . .”
Thompson continued, “While claiming that the Township had a religious animus against Muslims, ISBR hid from the public view its animus toward Christians and Jews, by not only hiding anti-Christian and anti-Semitic verses published on its website, but also hiding its significant ties to ISNA. Instead of standing up to defend its citizens against ISBR’s hate-filled anti-Semitic and anti-Christian bias, the Township colluded with ISBR’s “Civilisation Jihad” by capitulating to payment of millions of dollars to ISBR, allowing the construction of the new mosque and Islamic centre in violation of zoning codes, and now even suppressing speech concerning Islam or Muslims at a public meeting.”
In March 2016, ISBR filed a lawsuit in the New Jersey Federal District Court alleging that Bernards Township had discriminated against the Islamic Society when it declined to approve the construction of a large mosque on a lot that was far too small to handle the contemplated structure. And in November 2016, the United States represented by the U. S. Justice Department filed a second lawsuit against the Township on similar grounds. The settlement agreement covers both lawsuits.