July 28, 2008

Lawsuit Against Tulsa Mosque Goes Forward

The suit alleges that members of the mosque branded Jamal Miftah an apostate for openly criticizing Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.

See Dubya Via Michelle Malkin: Michael Bates posts excellent news from T-Town: Jamal Miftah’s lawsuit against the Tulsa Islamic Center has survived a motion to dismiss, and is proceeding.

If you’re not familiar with the Miftah matter, you ought to be. This is a matter of radical Islam attempting to shut up its critics and even inviting violence against them. Here’s a Vent by Erick Stakelbeck that lays out the case.

Basically, Miftah wrote an op-ed in the Tulsa World (you can read it here) about how Islam should condemn Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, and his mosque kicked him out–and assaulted him, and branded him an apostate “traitor to Islam”, effectively inviting jihadi violence against him.

And that’s not a stretch, either. Here are two comments that appeared on a post about Miftah at Junkyard Blog, both from Islamabad IP addresses:

Under Sharia law a Muslim may not criticize a Muslime in front the of the Kuffaar.

By Howie at 09:14 PM | Comments |