Now, courtesy a very important new book, the full extent of the CAIR thugs’ war on free speech is coming to light. “CAIR spent $160,000 to silence Savage: New book reveals memos behind campaign to run radio star off the air,” by Art Moore for WorldNetDaily, October 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):
An explosive new book based on a daring six-month undercover operation exposing the subversive agenda of the Council on American-Islamic Relations reveals the Muslim group spent $160,000 in an unsuccessful effort to run top-rated nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage off the air.
Internal CAIR documents uncovered in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America” show that despite its high cost and the continued success of Savage’s show, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad believed the campaign was “worth every penny,” because, he says, the radio star lost at least $1 million in advertising.
Authors P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry recount how CAIR ran out of money before it could crack Savage’s most loyal sponsors.
As WND reported, Savage sued CAIR in December 2007, two months after the Muslim lobby group began urging “people of all faiths” to contact Savage’s advertisers to protest “anti-Muslim bigotry” on the air. CAIR cited Savage calling the Quran “a throwback document” and “a book of hate” and demanding CAIR be thrown out of the country for promulgating it.
Savage’s copyright infringement and RICO lawsuit alleged CAIR illegally published singled-out quotes and audio excerpts from the show regarding Islam, misappropriated his words and used the clips for its own fundraising purposes, damaging the value of his copyrighted material. Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the case, determining CAIR had a legal right to use excerpts of a public broadcast for purposes of comment and criticism. But Illston ruled in Savage’s favor when CAIR attempted to extract attorneys fees. Savage declared Illston’s November 2008 decision a “huge victory for me, personally, but also for the rest of America who is afraid of this lawsuit-happy group of intimidators.”…