They try. They try every method they can to gain the upper hand over ‘the other’ by intimidation, fraud, propaganda, lies, deceit. Donald Trump for presidential candidate couldn’t come at a better time. This is how local and regional policies are being changed by twisting our arms with sham accusations. Muslims are the most prolific users of the legal system in the United States and in Europe in sham lawsuits. Readers from London have informed us Muslim cafe owners in some districts refuse to serve non-Muslim guests. Where are the lawsuits against them?
The owner of Urth cafe, Shallom Berkman, happens to be a Jewish man who unbeknown to the claimants, is married to a Muslim. His Jewish background and the extreme racism have against jews is most likely the real hidden reason behind the lawsuit. The cafe is apparently a regular hangout with Arabs and Muslims (as sad as it sounds) who come in hijabs all the time.
The lead plaintiff in the frivolous lawsuit is Sara Farsakh, a college-age activist for Palestinian causes who self-promotes her involvement in radical organizations, at least one of which calls for the destruction of Israel. Third, the organization behind the scenes organizing this fraudulent lawsuit is CAIR, or the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations.
We can only hope they get charged with perjury and are forced to pay massive compensation for misusing the law in this way and trying to pervert the course of justice.
The Muslims are already trying to ruin the yelp reputation of Urth Cafe by posting fake reviews (see the comment on the facebook screencap on the image at the bottom of the page).
Urth Caffe disputes lawsuit claiming it forced women out for ‘appearing to be Muslim’
By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / STAFF WRITER
Orange County Register, May 4, 2016
LAGUNA BEACH – After seven Muslim women filed a civil rights lawsuit against Urth Caffe, saying they were targeted and humiliated by management at the Laguna Beach location, the restaurant chain announced its intention to counter-sue, claiming the lawsuit is fraudulent.
The women, represented by three attorneys, discussed their grievances against Los Angeles-based Urth Caffe in a press conference Tuesday at the Plaza of Flags at the Santa Ana Civic Center.
“The women were singled out and targeted because they appeared to be Muslim,” said attorney Mohammad Tajsar. “Urth Caffe targeted these women as a way of cleansing their location of women that appeared to be Muslim to appease the Islamaphobia in a predominantly white Laguna Beach community.”
Shallom Berkman, owner of Urth Caffe, disputed the claims. His wife, Jilla, who is Muslim, was the one who advised management to call police after the women became rude toward restaurant staff, he said.
Urth Caffe announced Wednesday that it is being represented by the American Freedom Law Center, a firm that specializes in faith-based lawsuits.
“Urth Caffe did not discriminate against the women who have filed this fraudulent lawsuit,” said David Yerushalmi, co-founder and senior counsel for the center. “The lead plaintiff (Sara Farsakh) in the frivolous lawsuit is … a college-age activist for Palestinian causes. We intend to sue Farsakh and her co-conspirators for trespass and to seek damages.”
[The owner of Urth cafe, Shallom Berkman and his wife Jilla Berkman]
Sara Farsakh is one of seven Muslim women who claims staff at Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach had police remove her group from the eatery on April 22 not, as the restaurant claims, for overstaying, but because many in the group were wearing hijabs. She speaks outside of the Orange County Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on Tuesday.
Soondus Ahmed, one of seven Muslim women who claims staff at Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach had police remove her group from the eatery on April 22nd not, as the restaurant claims, for overstaying, but because many in the group were wearing hijabs, speaks outside of the Orange County Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on Tuesday.
Attorney Mohammad Tajsar speaks on behalf of his clients outside of the Orange County Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on Tuesday. His clients, Seven Muslim women, claim they were asked to leave Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach on April 22 because they were wearing hijabs, traditional headwear. The group is filing a discrimination lawsuit against the restaurant and are seeking punitive damages. The restaurant claims the women had been squatting on a table for several hours — in violation of a policy posted on signs around the eatery. The women claim they'd only been in the place for, roughly, an hour and point out that the duration rules indicate that they would only be enforced if the restaurant was busy, and that there were actually many empty tables on the evening in question. They also claim that other patrons had been there longer and were not asked to leave.
Yerushalmi said he will file a counter-complaint quickly.
The incident occurred April 22 when the women met at Urth Caffe for dinner, dessert and coffee, said Soondus Ahmed, 28, one of the litigants. They selected seats on the outside patio, near the entrance of the restaurant. Six of the women were wearing hijabs, a traditional headscarf, Ahmed said.
At about 8:15 p.m., Ahmed said, her group was asked to leave for violating a restaurant policy of sitting at a table longer than 45 minutes after eating or ordering. Surrounding them were at least 20 open tables, she said.
Farsahk recorded the incident, which went viral on Facebook.
“I believe we were targeted because we were visibly Muslim ladies in a prominent spot,” said Ahmed.
When the group refused to leave, protesting that there were vacant tables, the restaurant manager asked a security guard to usher them out, according to the lawsuit. When they still didn’t leave, the manager called Laguna Beach police to assist.
Attorney Tajsar said the restaurant has experienced a history of “neighborhood hate crimes against Muslims,” including egg-throwing, tire-slashing and racial taunts in March and April.
Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz said his department has a record of nuisance calls in the neighborhood surrounding the restaurant, but that they were not motivated by religion or ethnicity.
“From our side, we are not aware of any anti-Muslim sentiment there,” Kravetz said.
Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said his group is monitoring the case.
“We remain concerend about the possible bias motive involved in this incident in the wake of recent events where Muslims were kicked off a plane or refused service simply for being a Muslim,” Ayloush said.
Urth Caffe regulars were surprised by the controversy.
“I think this is absurd,” said Carla Bertaina, a Laguna Beach resident who was at the restaurant Wednesday with her husband, Rory. “I’ve been here many times and seen many nationalities.”
Customer Daniel Ailee, of Irvine, said he was saddened by the events. “I’ve been there on multiple occasions with my Muslim friends that also wear the hijab and we were treated like everyone else in the cafe,” he said.
This is the ‘evidence’: