The Islamic Society of Boston is trying to build a mosque in Beantown. In fact, they’re trying to build a really big one. And they’re facing lots of opposition. So they’re trying to work matters out by adapting local customs in the reconciliation process — they’re suing them. So far, their defamation suit involves the Boston Herald, WFXT-25 (the local Fox affiliate), and several other groups — including a Jewish group, the David Project.
The subject of the mosque has a lot of people talking, including those paid to talk. Michael Graham is a talk-show host on WTTK, 96.9 FM. He had a few people on his show to kick it around.
And now he’s been roped into the lawsuit, too.
The ISB has subpoenaed not only tapes of the program in question, but they also want more from Graham (who was fired from a Washington, DC station for saying things that annoyed CAIR down there). The subpoena demands “materials used by Graham to support his remarks about the ISB, documents related to David Project lawyer Jeffrey Robbins’ appearance on the show and communications between Graham and other defendants or attorneys involved in the ISB defamation suit.”
I’d just like to say that I have absolutely no opinion on the mosque project, and no questions on how the ISB bought the property from the city for less than half its listed value, among other factors critics have brought up. I’d like to have opinions and questions on this matter, but I just can’t afford it.