The Crescent Report

October 30, 2007

MAS Freedom Applauds Decision to Extend Restraining Order

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Tags: , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 12:42 am

MAS Freedom (MASF), as the civic and human rights advocacy entity of the Muslim American Society (MAS) announces and celebrates with the entire Muslim community, Monday’s U.S. District Court decision to extend the temporary restraining order against Joe Kaufman pending additional consideration of the request for a temporary injunction.The Muslim American Society’s Dallas chapter joined a coalition of Muslim Organizations and Islamic Centers earlier this month in filing a lawsuit effectively derailing an attempt by Joe Kaufman and his group, “American’s Against Hate”, to demonize the October 14, 2007 Islamic Center of North America (ICNA) sponsored Muslim Family Day at Six Flags, a Dallas-area amusement park.

Kaufman has referred to the event’s sponsors and co-sponsors as “radicals”, “extremists” and “jihadists'” (in the sense of that word as used in America to mean armed or violent people) – “which is, in fact, the antithesis of the title, in that it tries to foment hate and anger against law abiding United States citizens who practice their religion (Islam), freely as guaranteed by the United States Constitution,” the coalition’s slander and defamation lawsuit, filed in Tarrant County District Court prior to the event, states.

District Court Judge Bob McGrath executed an initial temporary restraining order against Kauffman on October 12, ordering that Kaufman be immediately restrained from threatening plaintiffs in person, by telephone, or in writing to take unlawful action against any person, intending by this action to annoy or alarm Plaintiffs; intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to Plaintiffs or Plaintiffs’ associates or members; threatening Plaintiffs or Plaintiffs’ associates or members with imminent bodily injury; and/or inciting violence against Plaintiffs, their members or associates.

At Monday’s hearing, District Court Judge Ken Curry extended the October 12 temporary restraining order pending further consideration of the lawsuit’s request for a temporary injunction.

“We would like to commend the Dallas area Muslim community for filling Judge Curry’s court room on Monday in a demonstration of solidarity in seeing that justice is served,” stated MAS Freedom Executive Director, Mahdi Bray.

MAS Freedom will continue to keep the community updated as the case progresses.

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2 Comments »

  1. I think it is important to protect people form hate mongers of any group and I think the judge made the right call.

    Comment by Ari Weiss — October 30, 2007 @ 9:21 pm

  2. […] from your stalking Muslim organizations (for which you were hit with a restraining order) and events such as Muslim Day Parade, or Six Flags America we see the effects of Kahanism on your […]

    Pingback by Kahanist Joe Kaufman Feels Victimized: Calls me a Lier « MT. Akbar — October 28, 2008 @ 10:38 pm


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