Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rachel's law

The Free Speech Protection Act of 2008, as mentioned in an earlier entry, has been introduced in both the House and Senate. Its purpose: to protect U.S. authors from being sued for libel in places like the UK, whose laws strongly favor the plaintiff. There have already been a number of such lawsuits, and they are having a chilling effect, in particular on people seeking to write about Islamist terrorism. The most recent case involved Rachel Ehrenfeld's book, Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed - and How to Stop It.

Momentum is gathering to support this bill, but not fast enough. If you have a moment and would like to help, contact the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and urge them to approve this bill as soon as possible.

1 comment:

Concerned said...

If Israel attacks Iran what then?? Iran retaliates and then the US has to come in on the side of Israel. What then - wide scale war in the Middle East with US troops deployed to stop (increase) the killing?? When does the madness stop - is there no chance of dialogue or just more killing?? Anybody have any ideas??