| California Muslimas sue cafe for discrimination; cafe countersues
| Thursday, May 05, 2016
|Good to see the Urth Caffe fighting back against this cynical and deceptive victimhood claim. “Urth Caffe Retains AFLC to Countersue Muslim Women Fraudulently Claiming Discrimination,” American Freedom Law Center, May 4, 2016:
after being served with a fraudulent lawsuit alleging religious
discrimination, the Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach retained the American
Freedom Law Center (AFLC) to respond to the litigation.
David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, issued the following statement:
“This lawsuit is a fraud and a hoax on the courts and the media. Beware.”
Yerushalmi went on to explain:
“The Urth Caffe did not discriminate against the women
who have filed this fraudulent lawsuit. The claim that these women were
asked to leave the café because they were wearing hijabs is laughable.
That night, as every Friday night, a large number of young people,
including a majority of whom are Muslim and of Arab descent, make up the
base of Urth Caffe’s customers. Not surprisingly, many of these
customers are women wearing hijabs. None of these other Muslim women
were asked to leave. The women who now claim victim status were not
asked to leave, but only to abide by the café’s policy to give up their
high-demand outside patio table after 45 minutes to allow other
customers, including those wearing hijabs, to enjoy the experience.”
Several key facts have been lost in the media frenzy to present this
story in the wake of the hyped press conference of yesterday announcing
the filing of the lawsuit. First, one of two owners who manage the Urth
Caffe is herself a Muslim woman. Jilla Berkman, a co-owner of the Urth
Caffe with her husband, was the one who actually authorized the call to
the police after the women now claiming victim-status were loud and
abusive to the Urth Caffe employees and refused to give up their table
per the stated policy.
Second, the lead plaintiff in the frivolous
lawsuit is Sara Farsakh, a college-age activist for Palestinian causes
who self-promotes her involvement in radical organizations, at least one
of which calls for the destruction of Israel. Third, the organization
behind the scenes organizing this fraudulent lawsuit is CAIR, or the
Counsel on American-Islamic Relations.
Read it all here................
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:14 AM