An attorney representing a Southern Baptist college president labeled individuals posting online videos undermining his client’s famous “Jihad to Jesus” ex-Muslim testimony as “cyber-terrorists” in oral arguments April 30.
Jonathan Autry — sued for copyright infringement after posting videos online showing discrepancies in different presentations by Brewton-Parker College President Ergun Caner claiming he was trained overseas to be a Muslim terrorist before coming the United States and converting to Christianity as a teen — repeated the lawyer’s comment in a legal document filed May 1 in U.S. District Court for Western Virginia.
Autry said Caner’s counsel also falsely told the court that Caner fired Autry, arguing that he is a disgruntled former employee set on ruining his former boss financially. Autry said he was employed twice by Liberty University, where Caner was president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary 2005-2010, but he wasn’t fired and didn’t work for Caner.
Autry was one of a number of bloggers and news outlets questioning statements by Caner including that he was born in Turkey, trained as a jihadist terrorist in Egypt, and that his father was a polygamist. “Jesus strapped a cross on his back so I wouldn’t have to strap a bomb on mine,” Caner said at the Southern Baptist Convention pastors’ conference in 2004.
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SOURCE: Associated Baptist Press