by Robert Spencer
Islamic supremacist attempts to whitewash unpleasant elements of Muslim history are relentless and all-pervasive, and the foolish kuffar usually do not recognize them for what they are. But in this case they failed. “U.S. Court of Appeals rules in favor of the University of Minnesota in case involving the Turkish Coalition of America,” from the University of Minnesota, May 3 (thanks to Winoceros):
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/03/2012) —The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of the university today in a closely watched case involving First Amendment and academic freedom claims. The plaintiff in the case, Turkish Coalition of America, claimed that statements on a university department website that suggested that the Turkish Coalition’s information about the Armenian genocide was “unreliable” violated its free speech rights and were defamatory. A university student also allegedly feared he would be subjected to academic reprisals if he used information from the organization’s website in his own work.The federal district court had previously granted the university’s motion to dismiss the claims, based principally upon its finding that the university’s website contained statements of faculty scholarly opinion and critique that were protected by the doctrine of academic freedom.
The Court of Appeals today affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims. It found the Turkish Coalition free speech claim failed because it could not show it had suffered any restrictions on its speech activities….