A best-selling author and critic of Islam is pleased that a judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the founding principal of an Islamic-oriented Arabic language school in New York City who claimed her free-speech rights were violated.
Almontaser's comments set off a barrage of complaints to city officials. Federal Judge Sidney Stein dismissed the case, saying Almontaser made her statements as an administrator and therefore was not protected by the First Amendment.
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, says the judge's decision is good news. "It indicates that the courts are not entirely in the control of the politically correct multiculturalists who have sold themselves out to the Islamists," he contends.
According to Spencer, numerous problems have been associated with some of the people connected with the school.
"Some of the connections that they have to groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations...indicate that this is not the neutral Arabic language school that it has been portrayed to be, but something that would much more likely become a stomping ground for those engaging in Islamic indoctrination," he concludes.