Saturday, May 28, 2016

Carol Brown, American Thinker: Fighting the Islamist enemy in the courtroom

Fighting the Islamist enemy in the courtroom

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) has just released an important new book called Offensive and Defensive Lawfare.  Here is an excerpt of the overview:
In Offensive and Defensive Lawfare: Fighting Civilization Jihad in America’s Courts, David Yerushalmi, Esq., Director of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) and General Counsel for the Center for Security Policy, and AFLC co-founder Robert J. Muise, Esqdescribe the use by our Islamic supremacist enemies of U.S. jurisprudence to compel submission to the doctrine they call shariah. As with so many other facets of the Muslim Brotherhood’s stealthy, pre-violent jihad against this country, most of us are unaware that such lawfare is taking place, let alone with such deleterious effects. 
Even more importantly, Messrs. Yerushalmi and Muise lay out their recommendations for an offensive strategy to defend the U.S. Constitution and the rights it guarantees our countrymen and women from any further encroachment by Islamic law. In stark contrast to the longstanding use of such techniques to intimidate or suppress freedom-loving peoples, offensive lawfare against the Brotherhood and its ilk is a relatively nascent area of the law, in which the authors are true pioneers and formidable innovators.
Through their non-profit law center (where they offer services pro bono), Yerushalmi and Muise are leading this critical battle in the courtroom.  More lawyers would do well to follow their example.

The overarching value of the American Freedom Law Center is “fighting for faith and freedom.”  The “About” section reads:
Having collaborated for over four years on many high-profile cases, in January 2012, attorneys David Yerushalmi and Robert J. Muise decided to formalize their working relationship by together launching the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC).  Yerushalmi, an orthodox Jew, and Muise, an orthodox Catholic, describe AFLC as the Nation’s first truly authentic Judeo-Christian, public interest law firm.” 
The strength of our Nation lies in its commitment to a Judeo-Christian heritage and moral foundation and to an enduring faith and trust in God and His Providence.  AFLC seeks a return to America’s founding commitment to receive God’s continued blessing to preserve the soul of this great Nation. 
AFLC is first and foremost a public interest litigation firm.  It aggressively seeks to advance and defend our Nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage in courts all across our Nation. 
AFLC’s aggressive and innovative litigation team has forged new battle lines against our Nation’s enemies in both federal and state courts.  To that end, AFLC prosecutes cases to advance and defend religious liberty, freedom of speech, the sanctity of human life, and the traditional family. It crafts litigation to promote limited government, a renewed federalism, and a strong national defense, which includes the right of private citizens to bear arms. 
AFLC’s litigation team is experienced, committed to the mission, and fearless.  They have over four decades of litigation experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country.  And they are specialists in constitutional law with an emphasis on the First Amendment.  First and foremost, the AFLC attorneys are deeply committed to their faith, their families, and this great Nation.
Some AT readers may recognize these lawyers’ names, as Yerushalmi has written for us, and they have defended Pamela Geller against relentless attacks to silence her speech.  They are now petitioning for one of the cases to be heard by the Supreme Court.  Yerushalmi and Muise have also sued Obama.

These men are giants.  But they are just two men.  We need an army to battle lawfare being waged by leftists and members of the Muslim Brotherhood via their myriad front groups.

The short book (just a little over 100 pages) they’ve written is for everyone, not just lawyers, as it explains the nature of lawfare and the multiple ways in which it stifles speech, intimidates people, and ultimately asserts sharia law.

To watch a short 5-minute video of Yerushalmi talking about lawfare, see here.  For a PDF of the book, see here.  The book is also available in paperback or on Kindle from Amazon, here.  To learn more about the American Freedom Law Center, see here.

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