Friday, March 27, 2009

Community Group Pursues Lawsuit Against Steve Emerson for Slander Attack on Mahdi Bray

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MASNET) March 27, 2009 –A group of community leaders, both Muslim and non-Muslim have contacted a Washington, D.C.-based K-Street law firm to pursue a defamation lawsuit on behalf of Mahdi Bray. The action will pursue Steve Emerson, The Investigative Project, Robert Spencer, the notorious islamophobe, and others, in relation to a slanderous attack launched this week against Mr. Bray.

"I've known Mahdi Bray for a long time, and although he's had some difficulties in his life, as have many of us, he has been a remarkable champion for civil and human rights. It is high time the type of directed specifically at the Muslim community and its leadership by right-wing extremists and so-called terrorist experts stops. I think we can start the beginning of the end by initiating litigation that will force them into financial responsibility for their scurrilous and shameless acts against the Muslim community," stated Rev. Walter Fauntroy, former member of Congress and Chief Lieutenant to the late Dr. Martin Luther King.

Another member of the group stated, "No Muslim leader is exempt from Emerson and his vicious attack group; they are well-funded and have managed to slanderously attack every Muslim leader from any and all Muslim organizations, including MANA, ICNA, CAIR, AMA, AMP, MAS, MPAC and a host of other Muslim organizations. No one is exempt from these hate mongers. Not only are they attempting to poison American Muslim relationships, but they are also attempting to poison the growing normalization of relationships between American Muslims and the American Jewish community. They must not succeed."

Additional information to follow.

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