Right to Sue!

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Asianimage.co.uk reports on the successful claim for damages made by Muhammad Ali Harrath, founder  of Islam Channel, over an article posted on a website operated by Stand For Peace Ltd, which contained the so-easily-made accusation these days –  supporting ‘terrorism’.  Perhaps shoddy journalism by SfP was to blame – relying on a partial reading of a piece in the Guardian many years ago, when Mr Harrath was being pursued by Tunisia’s former dictator, Ben Ali?

The head of the UK-based Islam Channel arrested in South Africa over alleged terror links was today released without charge. Mohamed Ali Harrath was arrested on Sunday after a flight from London. He had been sought by Interpol and authorities in Tunisia over claims that he was linked to an alleged terror organisation in his homeland. The Islam Channel said today that he had been released “without charge and without condition” 48 hours after his arrest. The broadcaster added that Harrath’s lawyers would mount a legal challenge to his arrest, which they “strongly believe was unlawful”.  “Mr Harrath, travelling on business to South Africa, was arrested at the airport because of a red notice that was issued against him over 20 years ago by Interpol, on a misleading instruction by the government of Tunisia,” the Islam Channel said…

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