Ayaan Hirsi Ali spent today in court. A group of Muslims is suing her to bar her from saying anything the Muslims deem offensive about Islam, and to preemptively censor the making of Submission, Part II. The first part of Submission, as anyone but Hollywood and the morons at the Rotterdam Film Festival know, pissed off Mohammed Bouyeri to the extent of all but severing Mr. Theo van Gogh's head.
This particular group of angry Muslims is represented by Mr. Robert Moszkowicz, outcast of a famous lawyer family. Mr. Robert Moszkowicz has been accused of indulging a coke habit. The bar attempted to revoke his license a few years ago.
Needless to say, and not just because of the plaintiff's interesting choice in legal representation, this will be a slam-dunk case for AHA (no pun intended, Mr. Tenet).
What's more interesting is a remark by AHA's lawyer, Germ Kemper. He feels there's a pretty big chance AHA will win the case, but what then? Mr. Kemper thinks Muslims might resort to violence if they don't get what they want through the legal system.
So in a sense, it's the Muslim community that's on trial here. Can they play by the rules?
(The verdict is expected on March 15.)