Michael Savage is fighting back, filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), accusing it of being a "political vehicle of international terrorism" that seeks to do "material harm to those voices who speak against the violent agenda of CAIR’s clients."
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in California, seeks damages equal to the ongoing donations from CAIR supporters "who expect CAIR to act in this manner in exchange for continuing financial support" as well as "actual damages according to proof," according to a World Net Daily Story.
The focal point of the lawsuit is a series of audio clips CAIR has been using in its promotions and fundraising efforts from Savage’s show that include criticisms of Islam and Muslims.
""The copyright material properly viewed is a scream of outrage on behalf of the American public against beheadings, hangings of homosexuals, mutilation of women, the torture of rape victims and the thought that CAIR and other groups are trying to import these atrocities into American life," the lawsuit said. However, it claimed CAIR has misappropriated the copyright material and reconfigured it in order to generate funds for its operations, despite being warned that its use was a copyright infringement.”
Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for CAIR, told WND the group would not comment on the action until the document had been reviewed.
CAIR has so far been successful in getting a handful of advertisers to drop Savage’s show, including OfficeMax and Citrix Systems, however, ACT for America (actforamerica.org) has launched an alert suggesting folks call advertisers to encourage the company to reverse their decision.