Sadly, this ploy is not unique to him… and SOMEHOW, we KEEP falling for it.
It has been called ‘Lawfare‘ It’s the same bullying tactic used by the Left’s other favorite groups to enforce a PC muzzle on people.
It’s the reason comics hesitate to tell politically incorrect jokes. (A comic was once fined thousands for mocking a lesbian heckler.)
It’s easy to do: all you need to do is play the ‘bird with a wounded wing’ trick.
Convince the courts to wring some money out of the system that you didn’t have to work for (just call it a down payment on those Dhimmi taxes). It also keeps the other guys rocked back on their heels, keeps them afraid of seeing something and saying something, (remember the neighbor at San Bernardino who was afraid to speak up because ‘islamophobia’).
It gives them a financial advantage, psychological advantage, it is used to gain that coveted ‘victim’ status which works like a blank check with liberal groups when public sympathy is needed as a political weapon.
And our guy who shot at cops while being apprehended for his role in the NY and NJ bombings played these same tricks.
The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim.
Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected him and his family to discrimination and ‘selective enforcement’ based on their religion.
The family claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with ‘baseless’ tickets and summonses.
Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the lawsuit together and said that local residents also racially abused them and said: ‘Muslims don’t belong here’.
The lawsuit was filed in 2011 and reveals that Ahmad has a long history of grievances with city officials, their local police force and people who lived close to them.
The lawsuit claims that the officers told them there was ‘too much crime around here’ and that the area around the restaurant was ‘known for criminal activity’.
One of Ahmed’s brothers got into a fight with a police officer who tried to shut down the restaurant, BBC Worldwide reported, but fled to Afghanistan before he could be prosecuted.