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Monday, February 25, 2013
NY: Muslim group asks court to halt publication of book exposing terror training camps in America
Syracuse, NY — A national Muslim
organization headquartered in the Southern Tier has filed a libel
lawsuit against the author of a book that describes the group as the
host of terrorist training camps.
Muslims of America, based in Hancock,
Delaware County, sued Martin Mawyer and his Christian Action Network for
$3 million in federal court in Syracuse, seeking to halt the continued
publication of his book, “Twilight in America: the Untold Story of Islamic Training Camps in America.” [Amazon]
The book takes aim at Muslims of America
with false claims that have put the group’s members in fear of violent
attacks from Mawyer’s followers, the lawsuit said. The co-author of the
book, Patti Pierucci, is also named as a defendant.
The Christian Action Network isn’t the
only organization that has been critical of Muslims of America. The
Anti-Defamation League has called the group “a virulently anti-Semitic,
Islamic extremist group with ties to Al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization
that has carried out firebombings and murders in the United States.”
Muslims of America owns 60 acres in
Hancock that the group bought “for the purpose of providing safe houses
for American Muslims to raise families while establishing a peaceful
community free from harmful elements such as those occurring in the
inner cities in the 1980s,” the lawsuit said.
In addition to the book, the lawsuit cites these harassing actions by Mawyer and his organization based in Lynchburg, Va.:
– In 2006, he had 2,500 leaflets dropped
from a low-flying plane over a property owned by Muslims of America,
protesting the naming of the private road leading onto the property.
– Last November, Mawyer posted the address
of Muslims of America in Hancock and encouraged people to go there and
commit acts of violence and vigilantism, the lawsuit said.
A lawyer for Muslims of America, Tahirah
Clark, could not be reached for comment. Mawyer also did not return a
phone call seeking his response to the lawsuit.
Mawyer has appeared on NBC’s Today Show,
Fox TV’s O’Reilly Factor and Larry King Live, where “he continues to
spread various sensational, erroneous theories and presents them as
fact,” the suit said.
In addition to trying to stop the
continued publication of Mawyer’s book, Muslims of America wants a judge
to issue a gag him on him and his organization, and to order him to
retract his previous statements.