Here is an interesting letter recently sent to UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies:
“Lying Muslim Judge,” Islamophilia Watch, August 13, 2016:
To the Center for Near Eastern Studies, 10286 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1480. Tel: 310-825-1181 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear sir or madam:
I read with interest the story of a Muslim judge in California on your web site at http://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/article/163271.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina writes that when he was appointed a judge in 2012 the website “Jihad Watch.com” published the news under the headline “Sharia Law Judge Appointed in Mexifornia.”
I was curious to see what grounds that Islamophobe site could cite for calling Judge Dhanidina “a Sharia law judge”, so I searched for the article, but in vain, alas! On Jihad Watch there was only one mention of “Mexifornia”, but it was in a different story.
Eventually I found the article using the judge’s name. However the article says nothing about a “Sharia law judge” and nothing about “Mexifornia”. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/07/californias-first-muslim-superior-court-judge-founded-chapter-of-muslim-brotherhood-linked-muslim-st?doing_wp_cron=1471129911.0394880771636962890625
It merely says that as a student, Dhanidina founded a branch of the Muslims Students Association, which is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist religious-political organization that has proclaimed that its “work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Please correct your web site.
Zenobia van Dongen
This lying Mohammedan scumbag Dhanidina invented a bigoted-sounding headline that combines slurs both against Chicanos and against Mohammedans. This is part of the ceaseless campaign of lies that jihadis constantly spew forth to make people believe that the widespread hatred for Islam is “same hate, different group”, i.e., is just baseless prejudice….
The idea that the headline “Sharia Law Judge Appointed in Mexifornia” was invented in order to imply that concern about jihad terror is the equivalent of racial prejudice seems eminently plausible — after all, that’s what Hamas-linked CAIR and its allies routinely claim.
But Dhanidina’s claim that Jihad Watch ever ran such a headline is false. Nor would we ever have. Mexicans in California is not the focus of this site, and the only time the word “Mexifornia” has ever appeared on this site was in a comment not written by me or any other Jihad Watch writer. Here is the proof.
The only time Halim Dhanidina was mentioned on this site was in connection with his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which, interestingly enough, UCLA doesn’t mention.
So will Halim Dhanidina retract his claim about Jihad Watch? Will UCLA correct its article?
I doubt it. Leftists need have no concern for truth, as they never have any accountability: any lies they tell about those to whom they feel superior morally are acceptable as far as they are concerned.
Here is the Google Cache of the UCLA page, containing the lie about Jihad Watch.
Here is the UCLA story that prompted the letter above:
“For Muslim Americans, says L.A. judge, ‘Every time you hit bottom, there’s a new bottom,’” by Peggy McInerny, UCLA International Institute, March 21, 2016:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina, the first Muslim judge in the State of California, recently spoke to UCLA students about his career and why he continues to be publicly engaged.
I think I’m one of six Muslim judges in the country at any level. Once people see you in these positions, it sort of demystifies it — I don’t think that any juror or attorney in my courtroom sees me as a Muslim judge.”…
By the time he was appointed a judge by California Governor Jerry Brown in 2012, the atmosphere was even more fraught. Two days after the press release announcing his appointment as California’s first Muslim judge was published, for example, he was featured prominently on the website “Jihad Watch.com” under the headline “Sharia Law Judge Appointed in Mexifornia.”
“It shook me — it was the first time that I heard such negative opinions of me by people I didn’t even know,” he related. Rather than pull back and simply do his job as a legal professional, however, Dhanidina chose to become an active public speaker. He felt a responsibility to provide a counter-narrative to popular rhetoric about Muslims and spoke — and continues to speak — at community groups, schools, law schools, and multicultural and non-denominational groups. It comes as a surprise to many such audiences, he noted ruefully, that he is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and knows nothing about Sharia law….