The lawsuit was akin to the one that the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a few years ago against Anti-CAIR. The problem in both cases was that the Muslim group claimed it was being libeled but couldn’t prove that any of the statements made by the people they were suing were actually false. The lawsuits themselves were simply an attempt to intimidate critics into silence — which Islamic supremacist thugs more often do by defaming them as “bigots,” “racists,” etc.
“New York Muslim group’s libel lawsuit against Christian Action Network over book is dismissed,” from the Associated Press, April 25, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
ALBANY, N.Y. – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a Christian organization of defaming a Muslim group in a book that alleged that the Muslim group conducted terrorist training.
Judge Thomas McAvoy says The Muslims of America, which incorporated last year, failed to prove it has the legal standing to sue.
He granted Christian Action Network’s motion to dismiss the suit filed last year but rejected its request for sanctions against the Muslim group for allegedly seeking $18 million in damages with no legitimate legal basis.
The suit had accused Christian network founder Martin Mawyer’s 2012 book “Twilight in America” of falsely portraying the Muslim group. The Muslim group says its communities in upstate New York and around the U.S. are peaceful.