Here's the latest on our lawsuit against SMART in Detroit. First a recap: back in 2009, Detroit Transit and SMART transit refused to run our AFDI ads. We sued, we won, and they appealed. SMART was refusing to run outreach ads that might help Muslims living in dangeorus households. You might think that the Muslim Brotherhood was running SMART Detroit. It is astounding. And consider Detroit's bankruptcy, sharia adherence is more important than freedom of speech and fiscal responsibility.
The Sixth circuit heard the appeal and called our religious ads political, and so the case goes on. Back in may I was deposed for six hours by some profane blowhard hack attorney -- all billable hours to fight an ad created to help Muslim girls excape honor violence. And the deposition was so hostile, you would think I committed a heinous crime. Apparently, blasphemy in America is.
Bottom line, everyone has the same right to a free life. And for a government agency to use taxpayer dollars to do the bidding of Islamic supremacists is highly treasonous.
Jessica Mokdad, an honor killing victim living in that area at the time, might have been saved. We know the ads have helped Muslims -- they told us. The ads save lives.
AFLC Files Motion Asking Michigan Federal Court to Rule that Ban on “Leaving Islam” Bus Ad Violates the U.S. Constitution AFLC, August 16, 2013
Yesterday, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, asking the court to rule that the refusal of a Detroit-area transportation authority to run a “Leaving Islam” advertisement on its buses violated the U.S. Constitution.
AFLC’s motion asks the court to enter judgment in favor of the sponsors of the bus advertisement and against the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), which refused to run the advertisement, claiming that it was “political” and “scornful” toward Muslims in violation of its advertising guidelines.
The advertisement at issue stated, “Fatwa on your head? Is your family or community threatening you? Leaving Islam? Got questions? Get Answers!” (See image below.)
AFLC’s motion is part of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by AFLC Co-Founders and Senior Counsel Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi on behalf of the advertisement’s sponsors, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), and its executive directors, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.