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March 25, 2006

CAIR Caves In Lawsuit

The Council On American-Islamic Relations has been using the lawsuit to silence its critics, claiming defamation and the like.

A critic stood up to them, and the lawsuit has been "settled." There's not much indication of what the settlement consisted of, but all the challenged statements -- that CAIR was founded by Hamas, that it receives some funding from terrorist-related organizations, etc. -- are still up on the critics' website, and aren't coming down.

PowerLine's Scott comments:

I infer that CAIR caved. What might be the reasons? One reason suggested in [a NY Sun article about the case] is discomfort regarding information CAIR would have had to disclose in discovery. Another might be the proposition that truth is a complete defense to a claim of libel.

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