Here's the latest in our lawsuit against the US government's enforcement of the blasphemy laws under the sharia from our pre-eminenet fighting legal firm, the American Freedom Law Center.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer Appeal Denial of “Stop Islamisation of America” Trademark
Washington, D.C. (August 30, 2013) — The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national, nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm, filed its opening brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, asking the court to overturn the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board‟s (TTAB) denial of the trademark application for “Stop Islamisation of America” and “SIOA.”
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, executive directors of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an advocacy organization that raises awareness about the human rights abuses perpetrated by sharia-adherent Islamists, applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in February 2010 to register the trademark “Stop the Islamisation of America” to foster and provide an understanding of how to prevent sharia-based tyranny and Islamist terrorism.
The USPTO rejected FDI‟s application because it deemed that the trademark disparaged Muslims and linked them to terrorism. In its appeal to the TTAB, AFLC argued that “Islamisation” is not broadly defined as all things Islamic or even a conversion of an individual or society to Islam; rather, it is the process of implementing sharia as the law of the land into a society in order to create a sectarian political system based upon sharia (i.e., Islamic law).
David Yerushalmi, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, commented: “Muslims and non-Muslims alike use and understand „Islamisation‟ to be the political movement to implement Islamic law or sharia as the law of the land. It has nothing to do with religious conversion. In fact, the term, Islamisation‟ can be traced to the Muslim Brotherhood, where it is found in their own documents advocating „civilizational jihad,‟ which seeks nothing less than the destruction of Western Civilization and the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate.