In the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student named Abdulrahman Alharbi--who had been injured in the bombing--was questioned by police. He was cleared of wrongdoing.
Beck was not convinced.
On his radio program, Beck said
"Let me send this message very clear. We know who this Saudi national is…. We know who this man is and, listen to me carefully, we know he is a very bad, bad, bad man."
He later continued
"While the media continues to look at what the causes were [behind] these two guys, there are, at this hour, three people involved."
Beck referred to Alharbi as a "proven terrorist” and said that he was the "money man" behind the operation.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, says
"Alharbi, like many others, was questioned by federal authorities investigating the events of that day. Beck repeatedly and falsely identified Mr. Alharbi as an active participant, repeatedly questioned the motives of federal officials in failing to pursue or detain Alharbi and repeatedly and falsely accused Mr. Alharbi of being a criminal who had funded the attacks...Alharbi has received numerous messages, internet postings and other communications based on Beck’s false statements accusing him of being a murderer, child killer and terrorist."
Alharbi is asking the courts to determine "the amount of damages they think this alleged defamation caused as well covering the cost of attorney’s fees."
*Note: the suit was mentioned Monday in this diary by Meteor Blades.
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