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Interesting legislation introduced in USA

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At last some US Senators introduce legislation about “libel tourism”, because this is one of the most important “solutions” “elegant” jihad has (you know, actually no one is killed nor maimed, nor raped… Just some kind of well-dressed busybody wants a scholar to shut their mouths and stop linking him to terrrorism):

Under American law, a libel plaintiff must prove that defamatory material is false. In England, the burden is reversed. Disputed statements are presumed to be false unless proven otherwise. And the loser in the case must pay the winner’s legal fees.

Consequently, English courts have become a popular destination for libel suits against American authors. In 2003, U.S. scholar Rachel Ehrenfeld asserted in her book, “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It,” that Saudi banker Khalid Bin Mahfouz helped fund Osama bin Laden. The book was published in the U.S. by a U.S. company. But 23 copies were bought online by English residents, so English courts permitted the Saudi to file a libel suit there.

Ms. Ehrenfeld did not appear in court, so Mr. Bin Mahfouz won a $250,000 default judgment against her. He has filed or threatened to file at least 30 other suits in England.

Fear of a similar lawsuit forced Random House U.K. in 2004 to cancel publication of “House of Bush, House of Saud,” a best seller in the U.S. that was written by an American author. . . . .

To counter this lawsuit trend, we have introduced the Free Speech Protection Act of 2008, a Senate companion to a House bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Pete King (R., N.Y.) and co-sponsored by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.). This legislation builds on New York State’s “Libel Terrorism Protection Act,” signed into law by Gov. David Paterson on May 1.

About legislation against cases such as the Karachi Kids, you can read Eye on the World and American Congress for Truth.

No sooner did the “Karachi Kids”, Noor and Mahboob Kahn arrive at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport last Thursday, then Texas Congressman, Michael McCaul (R-10th Dist.) and several co-sponsors introduced legislation in the US House of Representatives requesting that our government act to identify and bring back the remaining 78 American Muslim students at Jamia Binoria Deobandi Madrassa and hundreds of other American students at similar radical religious indoctrination centers in Pakistan. H.R. 1336 seeks the assistance of the Department of State to work with the government of Pakistan to obtain the release and repatriation of American Muslim students who have been recruited illegally under Pakistan Law to attend these radical madrassas.

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Written by Claudia

July 20, 2008 at 2:03 pm

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