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The Legal Jihad Of Libel Suits

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Terrorism — Justin Levine @ 11:07 am

[posted by Justin Levine] 

Judith Miller has a great article on the coordinated effort by radical Islamic terror groups in the West to silence people through defamation lawsuits. As Miller notes, California has been very influential for the defense in this war. It would be easier if Washington actually got serious about fighting the war at home with regargds to these groups, but I’ve long given up on that prospect. [h/t: Little Green Footballs]

As I’ve suggested before, free speech is a chimerical notion in today’s litigation-fueled world, unless it also comes equipped with a hearty anti-SLAPP statute.

2 Responses to “The Legal Jihad Of Libel Suits”

  1. Justine, you’ve raised a good and important point and I couldn’t agree with you more. Related, Ed Morrissey wrote an interesting post that touched on one of these issues… have you read it? I think readers of this post and Judith Miller’s article would also find Ed’s post worthwhile.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  2. We must keep fighting these terrorist-assisting monkeys in the courts, they backdown in the face of truth and discovery. Their days of simply threatening a lawsuit to intimidate may be coming to an end if people stay diligent and resolute.

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    pretend to be terrorists

    scare people on a plane
    get thrown off cry racism

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    keep trying to kill FREE speech

    someday will be illegal
    to accuse of terrorism

    USpace (921361)

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