Islamic Society of Boston Drops Libel Suit

The Islamic Society of Boston has dropped its lawsuit against 16 defendants - including The Boston Herald and Fox 25-TV - for allegedly defaming the organization by linking it to terrorist groups.  According to the Boston Globe:

Both sides in the lawsuit claimed victory yesterday, the Islamic Society because the deal also brought to an end a related lawsuit that threatened construction of a mosque in Roxbury and the defendants because the Islamic Society never collected a penny for alleged libel from the media organizations and a Jewish group. 

The defendants offered nothing in return for the dismissal of the case, lending credence to their claims that ISB dropped the lawsuit because documents demonstrating the mosque's links to suspected terrorist organizations were about to come to light during the discovery phase of the litigation.


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