Local Muslim Files Suit Against Mosque

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 7:38 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa Muslim has filed a lawsuit saying he was assaulted and his name run through the mud at his own Mosque. On Friday Jamal Miftah filed a civil suit against The Islamic Society of Tulsa and several directors and officers of the Mosque.

Miftah wrote an op-ed piece to the “Tulsa World” last year urging Muslims to stop killing in the name of Islam, and claiming some Mosques in American raise money for terrorists. Miftah says after the article was published members of his Mosque threatened him and told him not to return.

Dr. Sandra K. Rana of The Islamic Society of Tulsa says they are unaware of any legal action being taken in this situation. Rana says quote, "The Islamic Society of Tulsa has a long standing history of welcoming everyone who respects the etiquestte of a sanctuary, whether Muslim or non-Muslims, to our Mosque. The Islamic Society of Tulsa is open to and daily serves Muslims and non-Muslims. Further, The Islamic Society of Tulsa has a well-earned reputation for its community building efforts."

To view Miftah's lawsuit, click here.

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