Conspiracy theorist Larry Klayman, a litigious attorney who has sued everyone from Iran’s supreme leader to his own mother, is at it again.
After spending years fixated on proving that former President Barack Obama was a secret Muslim intent on unraveling the country’s constitutional rule of law –– and once seeking to have him deported while in office –– Klayman is again suing a laundry list of left-wing figures, accusing them of working in concert to start a race war.
The accusations come from two lawsuits involving Klayman and Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa, who was among five people killed last year when black separatist Micah Johnson ambushed a protest in Dallas, Texas, hoping to bring attention to the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
The two lawsuits list most of the same defendants: George Soros, Al Sharpton, members of Black Lives Matter, Louis Farrakhan, the New Black Panther Party, Malik Shabazz, the former chairman of the New Black Panther Party, and the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. One of the lawsuits also includes former President Obama, former Attorney General Erik Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Including Clinton in the lawsuits should come as no surprise. There was a time when former President Clinton was among Klayman’s most loathed political enemies.
Convinced the Clinton administration was fraught with corruption, Klayman filed at least 18 lawsuits between 1992 and 2000 against the president, the first lady and other administration officials. Last year, Klayman sued the Clinton’s twice, once as the attorney in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the families of Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith, both of whom were killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. government buildings in Benghazi, Libya.
The nature of this current batch of lawsuits is different, though.
In a lawsuit filed on behalf of Zamarripa’s father, Klayman argues that 14 defendants were “acting in concert and each of them have publicly incited people to violence against the Plaintiff and other members of the class herein with the fiction that blacks and other minorities are being arrested and prosecuted disproportionately to the crimes that individual arrestees actually committed.”
With those named in the lawsuit “always condemning injury or death of black people, but almost never white people,” Klayman argues they “send the clear signal that it is acceptable to kill white people, especially white police officers.”
One of the lawsuits was filed in September and the other in November. Soros’ attorneys have requested they be combined, though a court has not yet issued a ruling on the request.
In one of the lawsuits, the Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss that says Klayman’s “distaste for the stated policies or opinions of the Individual Federal Defendants represents just the sort of generalized grievance insufficient to establish standing.”
Another defendant, DeRay McKesson, a Black Lives Matter activist and administrator for the Baltimore City Schools, has requested that the court bring sanctions against Klayman for bringing what he says is a “frivolous lawsuit with no cognizable claims.”
“Plaintiffs have no injury from which to seek relief in this Court –– Mr. Klayman simply dislikes and disagrees with the message of Black Lives Matter, and wishes to use this Court as his soap box,” McKesson’s motion reads.
McKesson cites a post last July on WorldNet Daily (WND) in which Klayman lays bare his thinking on bringing the lawsuits.
“For a long time … I have been contemplating when and how to bring legal actions against white, Jewish and Christian haters like Obama, Farrakhan, Sharpton and Black Lives Matter,” Klayman wrote.
Besides his efforts to sue the Clintons, Klayman has a long history of publicly associating himself with conspiracy theories. He is an avid supporter of disproven “birther” claims that Obama is not a U.S. citizen, and he once organized a citizen’s grand jury to charge Obama with fraud for becoming president. His “court” proceeding, which had no legal authority, indicted Obama, sentenced him to 10 years and commanded that he surrender.
Klayman has also publicly promulgated the conspiracy theory that Obama is a Muslim, referring to him as the “Muslim King” in one WND post and naming him “Muslim of the Year” in another.
In 2013, at a rally in Washington, D.C., Klayman asked the crowd to “wage a second American non-violet revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get out, to put the Koran down, to get up off his knees, and figuratively come out with his hands up.”
The audience did not take him up on the request.