Monday, September 27, 2010

Thomas More Law Center Announces Impending Civil Suit against Dearborn

For all those who've been asking, yes, a civil suit will be filed against the City of Dearborn for violating our Constitutional rights. The sad part is that this could have been avoided. If police had respected our rights at the festival, there wouldn't have been a lawsuit. If the city had apologized after arresting us, acknowledging their wrong, I doubt any of us would have been interested in a lawsuit. (We were assaulted by multiple security guards last year, and we never pursued a lawsuit.) But instead of acknowledging their wrong and apologizing, the City of Dearborn declared war on us, blasting us with an endless supply of libelous accusations (read the Mayor's letter), sending an obsessed prosecutor against us (who assured us in court that "it's not personal"), bringing multiple liars (e.g. Roger Williams and Corporal Kapanowski) to the stand to bear false witness against us, and ultimately convicting Negeen because Judge Mark Somers seems to think it's perfectly acceptable for police officers to manhandle a teenage girl who hadn't even been accused of a crime. Yes, we're finally ticked off, and during the trial, our resolve to seek justice was solidified. We're happy that the Thomas More Law Center has decided to move forward with a civil case.

A jury on Friday acquitted four Christian missionaries accused of breaching the peace at the Dearborn International Arab Festival in June, but their attorney says the legal battle is far from over.

Robert Muise of the Thomas More Law Center plans to file a civil lawsuit on their behalf against the City of Dearborn "in short order," he said this morning on WJR-AM 760.

"They spent a night in jail for doing nothing but attending an Arab festival and daring to discuss their faith," he told host Frank Beckmann. "That can't happen in the United States."

Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad previously explained the evangelists "caused a stir" at the festival, and a police report indicated one of the missionaries was "screaming into the crowd" leading officers to arrest the group "to gain control of the situation and avoid a possible riotous crowd."

But the missionaries -- members of the Act 17 Apologetics group, which openly claims Islam is a false religion -- video recorded their interactions at the festival, evidence Muise said convinced the jury they did nothing to provoke a confrontation. Read More.

***NOTE*** Since I am commenting on legal matters, I want to make it perfectly clear that my comments and thoughts here are my own, based on my observations at our trial and the legal motions I have read. I have not consulted anyone else in writing this blog post. Any concerns about my comments should therefore be directed towards me.

16 comments:

Rafik Responde ao Isla said...

Praise the Lord!
We really need to teach them a lesson.
DONT MESS UP WITH ACTS 17.

You guys are an inspiration for all these Dearborn frightened Christians who do not dare sharing Jesus with the Shariah police unbelievers, afraid of being arrested and molested in jail.

When is Roger Williams going to be accountable for what he did? Are you including him in the SUIT? You should. Unless he repents and ask for forgiveness publicly we should consider him a PUBLICAN.

Have a blessed day

Anthony Rogers said...

Bravo!

Lydia McGrew said...

Yeah! Go! Fight! Win!

Erastus said...

A WJR-AM 760 radio interview is embedded in this MLive.com news report ... Local morning radio host Frank Beckman interviewing Attorney Robert Muise of the Thomas More Law Center.

Mike A Robinson said...

Since truth wins in its confrontation with error, freedom of speech is outlawed in Muslim dominated nations; nonetheless this is not Saudi Arabia, let freedom not be blocked but grow in power and extention. blessings to the A17 evangelists.

nada said...

I'd love to interview on my Active Christian Media show about what you guys have been going through. I cover Christian persecution all of the time. My radio show is online at Oneplace.com And my site is www.activechristianmedia.com if you'd like to learn more. Please email me or call me if you'd like to come on my show. 714 244 6890 and stacyharp@gmail.com - Stacy

Hiwot said...

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dcat said...

Yeah MON! :+: very well done!

Monica said...

I am so happy you've gone on the offensive. We can't sit back and embrace dhimmitude!!!!! God bless the TMLC.

freedom speaker said...

It is about time we use our laws to defend ourselves instead of "the gov't" using the laws the way they lean. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

I want to see the police arrest Muslim when they cause a jam in the airport when they place their prayer matts down and pray. This offends my ability to have clear passage to my destination.

I would like the law firm to post a link where donatations can be given to help in this freedom case which effort all citizens in U.S.

Kaitou Jeanne said...

Good for the suite :)

Also,

I don't know how far these Twitter things reach around, but here are a couple things I disagree with and think others might give some reason:

@imamabumalik
No Christian or Jew can intelligently preach against Islam. Islam was prophesied in both their books. Read Holy Quran.

@biblesharia
http://quran.com/1
Showing extremist Christians how it feels to have verses from your
holy book quoted out of context. Bible is much easir target in fact.
Stop tweeting bigotry!

There are a few tweets about using Twitter to spread uncorrupted education about Islam. I could look for better things to read on the bus.
The one that has a few retweets though is biblesharia. Also as a topic marker # thing.

Apparently @biblesharia was suspended today? Huh.

FreeInChrist777 said...

Praise God! Muslims just don't want to face the facts that there Religion is false, they will do anything to stop people from telling the truth even if it includes telling blatant lies to the people.

vbd said...

Ground Zero Mosque:

What is this guy talking about?

"In order to be a Muslim, you have to be a good Jew and a good Christian at the same time."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp=39428574&#39415597

Rose said...

Hooray! We will pray for your victory in court.

minoria said...

I just read the latest from Paul William'sblog,I hadn't been for a long time,more than a month and I was shocked by the bitter and overemotional,down-right weird way he literally hates Acts17.It is from August 11.Come on now,one can have theological differences but Paul Williams is not well.he wrote:

"Pity is a nearly extinct virtue these days, but perhaps we should show pity for these people: they just need something to hate. They have temporarily overcome their mutual hatred and found a new outlet: Muslims.

Both groups are in reality the New American Fascists who cover themselves in the mantle of religion and patriotism, but are in fact thoroughly unChristian and unAmerican.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction

- Blaise Pascal

there endeth my rant for the day…"

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He has recently put up 2 videos against MARY JO SHARP but besides saying his technical disagreements he adds personal insults.
It has happened to me also with some Muslims.
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Mary said...

You have to stand up to evil twice to get both cheeks slapped. You confronted evil head-on with dignity and calmness (I don't know that I could have been so calm) and the truth. That is the evangelizing we are called to do, to share the reason for our joy in gentleness and love and boldness.