CAIR presses on with “Muslim Mafia”
‘In moving the case forward, the judge also expressed irritation with the plaintiffs, who she says “have thus far been frustratingly unclear as to the injuries at issue for each of the claims.”‘
Muslim Group’s Lawsuit Against Author Proceeds
From: Courthouse News Service
By: Dan McCue, April 2, 2014
(CN) – A Muslim-American group can press some, but not all, of its claims against the men who allegedly spied on it and then wrote a book based on stolen records, a federal judge ruled.
The Council on American-Islam Relations accused David Gaubatz of directing Chris Gaubatz, his son, to infiltrate the group for his book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America” and a related film project.
To gather material for these efforts, Chris Gaubatz applied for an internship, identifying himself as David Marshall, a Muslim student at Ferrum College whose father worked in construction, according to the complaint.
The council said Chris Gaubatz signed confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements as David Marshall. During the internship, Chris Gaubatz routinely filled the trunk of his car with boxes of sensitive documents, the group claimed.
Those approximately 12,000 stolen documents included budget reports, real estate records, board meeting minutes, strategy papers, agendas and bank statements, according to the complaint.
David Gaubatz reproduced at least 19 of these documents in whole or in part in the “Muslim Mafia” book, the council said.
Documents, emails and company memos also appeared on his blog, along with audio and visual recordings that he made of private council meetings, according to the complaint.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly dismissed several of the council’s claims in September 2012, and did so again in considering the parties’ latest cross-motions for summary judgment.
Full Article: http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/02/66710.htm
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: One of the main points to be highlighted – and probably most revealing – at no time does the Council of American-Islam Relations (CAIR) dispute the validity of what was reported by David and Chris Gaubatz. An issue of libel has never been raised. CAIR’s legal filings appear to be attempts to discredit and somehow harass/punish the Gaubatz family. The book is well sourced and offers excellent insight of how the Islamist front groups operate in America. I highly recommend it.
CJ FULL DISCLOSURE: I’ve spoken with David several times by phone and we share a common past employer