Urth Caffe Defends Against Anti-Muslim Allegations...By Hiring Anti-Muslim Lawyer
Urth Caffé isn't taking a lawsuit filed by Sara Farsakh and her hijabi friends alleging anti-Muslim discrimination at its Laguna Beach spot lying down. A day after the Muslim women held a press conference in SanTana announcing their legal action, the restaurant chain fired back, calling it "fraudulent." Urth Caffé plans to countersue by retaining the services of David Yerushalmi of the American Freedom Law Center. Only problem? Yerushalmi is anti-Muslim as hell!
"The lead plaintiff (Sara Farsakh) in the frivolous lawsuit is ... a college-age activist for Palestinan [sic] causes," Yerushalmi told the Orange County Register. "We intend to sue Farsakh and her co-conspirators for tresspass [sic] and to seek damages." (quick aside: did the Reggie fire all its copy editors?). The paper never bothered taking a peek at the New York-based lawyer's greatest Islamophobic hits. For anyone interested, don't do it at Urth Caffé during rush times, lest you lose your seat to its 45-minute policy before barely scratching the surface!
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