A judge has dismissed a suit brought by a Muslim state prison chaplain who claimed she was libeled in a New York Post column that suggested she had “radicalized” inmates and incited them to plot to bomb synagogues in the Bronx and to shoot down a military aircraft.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla (See Profile) pointed out in Rashada v. New York Post, 100776/11, that expressions of opinion, as opposed to assertions of fact, “are deemed privileged and no matter how offensive, cannot be the subject of an action for defamation.”