Jihad Watch reader Paul sends three links providing updated information on the Flying Imams’ mau-mauing lawsuit:
A comment in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune from the lawyer who is representing the Flying Imams in their shakedown suit:
Omar T. Mohammedi, whose New York City law firm is representing the imams, said this is not the first case against a U.S. airline for discrimination and it won’t be the last.
Is that a threat, Mr. Mohammedi? And what is the goal here? Could it be to criminalize all scrutiny of Muslims in airports, thereby giving mujahedin free rein?
Meanwhile, an AP dispatch reports that “The Council on American-Islamic Relations … declined to say which court the group would sue in, or provide the name of the attorney handling the case.”
However, the entire suit itself may be seen in this pdf.
In it, we learn that the suit has been filed in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, by Omar T. Mohammedi of the Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC in New York City.
UPDATE: Paul has kindly alerted me to the website of Mohammedi’s law firm.
“Here,” says Paul, “one learns that Mohammedi received his law degree at Algeria’s Tiemcen University in 1985, pursued further legal education at Cambridge and Warwick universities in the U.K. and at Fordham Law School in New York, and was appointed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ‘to become the first Muslim and Arab New York City Commissioner on Human Rights.’
“Under the ‘Articles’ rubric are two pieces of testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, complaining of a ‘Backlash Against Muslim and Arab Communities’ and the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System, which he considers a ‘governmental episode of Muslim and Arab profiling.'”
Also, in the speaker biographies for a 2006 conference of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers (here’s a pdf), Paul discovered that Flying Imam attorney Omar Mohammedi is president of CAIR’s New York chapter.