CAIR sues 'Muslim Mafia' author and son

(Politico) A prominent advocacy group for Muslims, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has filed a federal lawsuit against an author and his son for carrying out an undercover infiltration of the group in order to gather information for a harshly critical book that was just published, "Muslim Mafia."

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has ordered the author, P. David Gaubatz, and his son, Chris Gaubatz, to appear personally in federal court in Washington this morning to respond to CAIR's demand for a restraining order preventing the pair from disclosing or distributing thousands of documents Chris took or copied while working under a pseudonym as an intern in CAIR's Washington office.

The "Muslim Mafia" book has drawn attention on Capitol Hill because Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) penned a foreword for the volume. In addition, it featured in a press conference earlier this month where several conservative members of Congress alleged that CAIR was attempting to plant spies on Capitol Hill.

""If an organization that is connected to or supports terrorists is running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related congressional offices, I think this needs to be made known," Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) said.

CAIR said its efforts to encourage Muslims to get internships on the Hill was innocuous and a routine activity for advocacy groups.

Legal filings in the case also indicate that CAIR routinely required interns to sign non-disclosure agreements. However, CAIR officials say the agreement David Gaubatz signed disappeared from their office.

The suit alleges conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, trespass, violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In an interesting twist, despite the book's harsh claims that CAIR is part of a "jihadist network," the suit does not allege libel or defamation.

David Gaubatz did not respond to an e-mail message seeking comment on the lawsuit.
CAIR does not appear to have publicized the lawsuit, which POLITICO stumbled across this morning. It was also reported Monday morning on a legal web site, Courthouse News.

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