March 31, 2010 | 18 comments
My legal battle with a suicidal maniac provides a case study for Islamist attempts at speech suppression.
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There is no subscalp blood extravasation. The calvarium is intact. The dura is intact. There is no epidural or subdural blood.…
No fractures of the clavicles, sternum, ribs, vertebrae, pelvis or extremities are detected.
Dolinak concluded that he saw “No evidence of traumatic injury,” and that Hamad “died as the result of drowning.”
HAMAD DIES AS HE HAD LIVED, in a miasma of hate and duplicity. Darby informs me that “Riad publicly claimed to be a Christian but when he died it became evident that he had been lying and was actually a Muslim.” We, the victims of his lurid and manic lawsuits, never saw a dime of the money he owed us. His embezzlement and skipping on taxes having caught up with him, he perpetrated his final and grandest fraud—a pretend murder. Not surprisingly, his venomous Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund is now defunct, reduced to a homepage plaintively stating that “PCWF website coming again soon to carry on some of the great work of Riad Hamad.”
Some observations about Hamad: First, the lofty praise for this wretch would make one think him a decent man, pointing to how political sympathy creates blinders. Second, even as he lived in the civilized quiet of Austin, Texas, Hamad contaminated his adopted home by importing political nihilism from the Middle East. Third, I may be out nearly $33,000 in court costs, but it was not all lost; Hamad’s legal assault inspired me to expose this malign excrescence of anti-Zionism. Finally, if one truly is judged by the quality of one’s opponents, we who defend Israel are thriving.
Most Muslim immigrants are law-abiding and constructive citizens in the West. But Hamad’s case fits into a persistent pattern of immigrants who bring with them the bad habits imbued by tyrannical politics and radical ideologies. Combining Islamic supremacism with nihilist disdain, they despise all that is non-Muslim, import a mélange of extremist ideas, and feel free of moral constraints. Consequently, they engage disproportionately in antisocial behavior, criminal activities, and terrorism. Reluctantly, I concluded almost a decade ago that “Muslim visitors and immigrants must undergo additional background checks.” I reiterate this now, lest more Riad Hamads be allowed in.
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