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Man pleads not guilty to charge that he threatened councilwoman who protested Muslim event in Yorba Linda

Paul Andrews booking photo A man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he used Facebook to make threats against a Villa Park councilwoman who attended a recent protest at a gathering of Muslims in Yorba Linda.

Villa Park City Councilwoman Deborah Pauly was among a number of demonstrators who gathered last month outside a benefit event for the Islamic Circle of North American Relief USA, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Supporters of the group, including children, were shouted down by protesters as they entered the event. Some protesters were chanting "USA" or shouting "terrorists," according to video footage of the event. A number of the demonstrators waved American flags as they jeered the participants.

The event has been criticized for inflaming anti-Muslim sentiments.

San Pedro resident Paul Dean Andrews, 27, is accused of  sending Pauly a message on Facebook on March 3 that included a threat to harm her with weapons. The district attorney's office said he used his personal Facebook account with his picture.

Pauly reported the incident to authorities. Andrews is scheduled for a pretrial hearing March 30 in Santa Ana.

-- Robert J. Lopez
Twitter: @LAJourno

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Villa Park City Councilwoman Deborah Pauly = Is unfortunatly a ignorant official.. she will be voted out.

Keep listening to FOX news you dumb hicks and buy into this paranoid garbage. Muslims have been in this country for many years and many have died for this country. Ignorant morons that are basically racists buy into the fear that the right wing is spreading. By the way...Tim McVei was a Christian....wasn't he?

What is the council/moron doing at a protest AGAINST Muslims. That should an immediate termination of her "job". Where has "JUSTICE AND LIBERTY FOR ALL" gone? Am not Muslim nor Christian or a member of ANY religious group, however do believe that WE must respect ALL.

What kind of ignorant, intolerant, anti-american, anti-freedom-of-religion nutcase protests a religious gathering in the United States of America??

What kind of ignorant, intolerant, anti-american, anti-freedom-of-religion nutcase threatens another ignorant, intolerant, anti-american, anti-freedom-of-religion nutcase for engaging in a stupid ignorant, intolerant, anti-american, anti-freedom-of-religion protest?

These people really need to get a life.

Hold on, isn't this the councilwoman who basically threatened all American Muslims with death? When is her court date?

What a moron!

Brain Dead!!!

And please do not take this as a threat.

It's called freedom of speech and any one has a right to voice how they feel whether it may be right or wrong by some.

Deborah Pauly - racist? xenophobic? you've got a bright political future ahead of you!

Must be a convert. Nothing says Islamic convert (or 'revert' as Muslims call it) like the threat to kill anyone who says anything against Islam.

If you leftists would do your homework, you would discover that this protest was not against "Muslims," but was aimed at one of the individuals speaking at the event in question.

Why did this article leave out the reason for the protest? Two radical Muslims were speaking at the fund-raiser:

Malik Abdel Ali has been a frequent hate-speaker at UC Irvine, sponsored by the Muslim Student Union. Noted Chicano author Gustavo Arellano (who wrote the popular "Ask A Mexican") wrote a great article in OC Weekly about Ali's numerous racist, homophobic speeches at the UCI campus, pointing out that Malik Abdel Ali has even been singled out by the progressive Southern
Poverty Law Center for his anti-human rights stances.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a noted Brooklyn radical Islamist who was named as a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack perpetrated by Islamic extremists. Both he and Ali spoke at the Yorba Linda Islamic fund-raiser, which was the STATED reason for this protest.


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