If they’re asking for a hudna, they must know they’re on the way to losing. “Islamic group offers stay in defamation suit,” from AP, with thanks to CC:
BOSTON –An Islamic society that sued for defamation after local news outlets linked it and its ongoing mosque project to anti-Semitic extremists offered Friday to stop litigation in exchange for private mediation.
The Islamic Society of Boston made the offer to the plaintiffs attorneys on the same day it filed a lengthy response to a motion to dismiss the suit.
The society also sent a letter to several leaders in the Jewish and Christian community, as well as local politicians, informing them of the court filing, but also a desire to settle their differences out of court.
“We are far more interested in peace and harmony than in winning a lawsuit,” said the letter from Yousef Abou-Allaban, chairman of the society’s board of directors.