Jihadist blog

Francisco Forrest Martin ricenter at igc.org
Sat Oct 20 13:27:13 PDT 2007


The U.S. did ratify the ICCPR, including Article 20.

Francisco Forrest Martin

-----Original Message-----
>From: Steven Jamar <stevenjamar at gmail.com>
>Sent: Oct 20, 2007 3:46 PM
>To: guayiya <guayiya at bellsouth.net>
>Cc: Discussion list for con law professors <CONLAWPROF at lists.ucla.edu>
>Subject: Re: Jihadist blog
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>I don't see any issue under U.S. law.  Now if we had ratified Article
>20 of the ICCPR, maybe.
>
>Steve
>
>
>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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