According to a story at foxnews.com, Muslims of the Americas (MOA), a group founded in the 1980s by elusive Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, is suing the Christian Action Network for defamation and libel following CAN’s recent publication of the book “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.” The book is co-authored by CAN founder Martin Mawyer and Patti Pierucci.
The lawsuit may backfire on Gilani because as Fox notes, he could find himself being questioned under oath if his outfit follows through on its $30 million defamation suit against the Christian group that leveled the charges in a best-selling book.
My, my, wouldn’t he be asked some rather uncomfortable questions? Wouldn’t that be Islamaphobic, to ask this guy questions? (Sarcasm intended)
The book alleges that money for MOA is obtained by, um, shall we say…criminal activities such as “street crimes, drugs, brothels, unemployment fraud and other offenses” and also claims that the Muslim group is “acting as a front for the radical Islamist group Jamaat al-Fuqra.”
Other allegations are that the money obtained by the alleged criminal activities have been funneled to Jamaat al-Fuqra. Part of the money has been used to establish a series of Jihadi training camps on American soil, according to the book.
According to the foxnews.com story, “Twilight in America” highlights some 17 purported terrorist training camps inside the U.S. Mawyer said he learned of the camps from NYPD informant Ali Aziz, who said one of the camps – often attended by 100 or more followers — was only 30 miles away from the CAN office in Forest, Va.
This apparent Islamic bullying ain’t going to work this time, though. Mawyer isn’t backing down. “We’re calling their bluff,” he said.
This will be interesting to watch.
Until next time,