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COURT OF APPEALS
SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXASFORT WORTH
NO. 2-09-023-CV
JOE KAUFMANAPPELLANTV.ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF ARLINGTON, APPELLEESTEXAS, ISLAMIC CENTER OF IRVING,DFW ISLAMIC EDUCATIONALCENTER, INC., DAR ELSALAMISLAMIC CENTER, AL HEDAYAHISLAMIC CENTER, ISLAMICASSOCIATION OF TARRANT COUNTY,AND MUSLIM AMERICAN SOCIETYOF DALLAS------------FROM THE 153RD DISTRICT COURT OF TARRANT COUNTY------------
OPINION
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Introduction
Appellant Joe Kaufman appeals the trial court’s denial of his traditionalmotion for summary judgment against appellees Islamic Society of Arlington,
 
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The introductory portion of Kaufman’s brief signals that he is raisingeleven issues; however, the listed issues do not directly correspond to portionsof Kaufman’s brief, and the issues all relate to various aspects of the proprietyof the trial court’s summary judgment decision.
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A Masajid is a mosque.2Texas; Islamic Center of Irving; DFW Islamic Educational Center, Inc.; DarElsalam Islamic Center; Al Hedayah Islamic Center; Islamic Association ofTarrant County; and Muslim American Society of Dallas.
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Appellees move todismiss the appeal. We deny appellees’ motion to dismiss, we reverse the trialcourt’s denial of Kaufman’s summary judgment motion, and we render judgment for Kaufman.
Background Facts
In 2007, the Islamic Circle of North America [ICNA] Dallas, along with “allDFW Masajid
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and Islamic Centers,” (as stated in a promotional flyer) sponsoredMuslim Family Day at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Six Flags scheduledthe event for October 14, 2007. The flyer for the event stated that ticketscould be purchased from appellees Islamic Society of Arlington, Texas andIslamic Center of Irving, among other groups.
 
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The website can be accessed at http://www.frontpagemagazine.com.
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Neither ICNA nor IANT were plaintiffs in this suit. Jamal Qaddura,president of appellee DFW Islamic Educational Center, Inc., testified during hisdeposition that this lawsuit was the first time he had heard of ICNA. Nothing in3On September 28, 2007, the Front Page Magazine website
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published anarticle by Joe Kaufman titled, “Fanatic Muslim Family Day.” That articlerelated:On Sunday, October 14, 2007, Six Flags Over Texas, aDallas-area amusement park, will be invaded by a radical Muslimorganization that has physical ties with the Muslim Brotherhood andfinancial ties to Hamas. While most patrons of the park come forthe games and rides, those involved with this group’s event,Muslim Family Day, may very well have found an original andappealing way to spread anti-Western hatred.The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an umbrellaorganization for South Asian-oriented mosques and Islamic centersthroughout the United States and Canada, has been in existence forover three decades. Those that founded it had done so in order tocreate an American arm for the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan,Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), and never has ICNA relinquished thatconnection. Indeed, just one year ago, ICNA was the top donor ofa JI charity, the Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF), that provided tensof thousands of dollars to the head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal.Apart from its working relationship with terrorists abroad,ICNA does an exceptional job of portraying itself as “mainstream.”The group runs annual functions, in a number of cities, that arepresented as family entertainment. The same will be the case, nextmonth, when members of ICNA embark on Arlington, Texas, at SixFlags Over Dallas, for their Muslim Family Day.Co-sponsoring the day is the Islamic Association of NorthTexas (IANT) a.k.a. the Dallas Central Mosque.
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