Jihadist blog

Steven Jamar stevenjamar at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 12:46:14 PDT 2007

I don't see any issue under U.S. law.  Now if we had ratified Article
20 of the ICCPR, maybe.


On 10/20/07, guayiya <guayiya at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> The Charlotte Observer this week reported on a local nineteen-year old
> named Samir Khan.  Born in Saudi Arabia, he maintains a blog that
> praises Bin Laden and advocates violent jihad as the duty of all true
> Muslims.  The blog is said to be among the top one hundred in the
> country in number of hits.  His parents, with whom he lives, are
> reported to disagree completely with his views.  I do not know his
> citizenship status.
> Do list members find this a close free speech case or an easy one?  Can
> the blog be shut down based on its content?  Can records be compiled of
> those who visit the blog?  On one hand, it is not easy to calculate the
> imminence of the danger.  On the other, its gravity is obviously
> extreme.  And this differs from the case of the website that menaced
> named abortion providers, because there the identified targets could at
> least seek extra protection.
> Comments?
> Daniel Hoffman
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Prof. Steven Jamar
Howard University School of Law

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