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Anti-Islam Activist Accuses Muslim Advocacy Group of Libel
by Izzy Kapnick
An anti-Islam activist claims in court that the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations defamed him by taking his statement about burning local mosques out of context.
David L. Rosenthal says in a lawsuit filed last week in Broward County Circuit Court that the Council on American-Islamic Relations unjustly reported him to law enforcement for his January 2016 Facebook post that said, "Someone remind me of why I should not burn every mosque in my geographical area."
He claims the comment was covered in the local news, with Rosenthal mentioned by name in a CBS-12 story about rising Islamophobia in South Florida.
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