State Rep. David Agema filed a lawsuit against the City of Allegan, its police chief and others for shutting down a speech by an alleged former terrorist at Allegan High School.
Kamal Saleem was to provide a unique perspective on the internal threat to America poses by Sharia law and radical Muslims as he was once a Muslim involved in terrorist activities.
Two days prior to the event representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR and People for the American Way sent a letter to Principal Jim Mallard voicing strong disfavor for Kalam Saleem. Police also reported that an unknown woman told them that Saleem have a $25 million bounty on his head. Police Chief Rick Hoyer decided to shut down the event though he was aware that the event was a constitutionality protected free speech activity under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit asks for compensatory and punitive damages.