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Marathon Victim Sues Glenn Beck For Defamation
A/P ^ | April 1, 2014

Posted on 04/01/2014 12:03:32 PM PDT by SatinDoll

BOSTON (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind the attack.

Abdulrahman Alharbi, 20, said in the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston that his reputation was "substantially and severely damaged" as a result of Beck's statements on the air linking him to the bombings.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulrahmanalharbi; alharbi; alqaida; beck; boston; glennbeck; massachusetts; obamas; saudi; saudiarabia; saudiarabian
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This is the guy with ties to the Saudi Royals who has eleven male relatives, yes nearly a dozen men, who are members of Al Qaida. He was injured at the Boston Marathon because he was handling the "pressure cooker bombs" when they started to go off.

FLOTUS made a point of visiting him in hospital.

The lawsuit trial will be interesting as there should be all kinds of opportunity for discovery.

"The lawsuit, which also names the broadcast companies connected to Beck's show, seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages."

If I were Beck, I would see this as a great opportunity to skin the Arabs and make a huge publicity event out of it.

1 posted on 04/01/2014 12:03:33 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

“If I were Beck, I would see this as a great opportunity to skin the Arabs and make a huge publicity event out of it. “

The justice system is entirely random with a strong liberal bias. There’s not telling what might happen once you get in front of a “judge.”


2 posted on 04/01/2014 12:05:42 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SatinDoll

this will be interesting and they have to tie it to beck and no other contemporaneous stories. Which was reported first?


3 posted on 04/01/2014 12:05:59 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SatinDoll

Civil suit interrogatories...could get interesting.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: longtermmemmory

this will be interesting and they have to tie it to beck and no other contemporaneous stories. Which was reported first?

I am sure us freepers can find an easy answer for this....

I have to wonder if this is an estabishment attempt to try to take Beck down or to control him if “they make it go away”....


5 posted on 04/01/2014 12:09:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SatinDoll
RE: discovery

Discovery: Law. Data or documents that a party to a legal action is compelled to disclose to another party either before or during a proceeding.

(wiki source) Discovery, in the law of the United States, is the pre-trial phase in a lawsuit in which each party, through the law of civil procedure, can obtain evidence from the opposing party by means of discovery devices including requests for answers to interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions and depositions.

I think discovery is one of the reasons savvy conservatives like Mark Levin are not sued. This should be interesting and will likely be dropped upon word from Saudi Arabia.

6 posted on 04/01/2014 12:16:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SatinDoll

Leon Uris’ `QB VII’ comes to mind. The plaintiff may be sorry he opened this can of worms.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 12:21:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: GraceG

“I have to wonder if this is an estabishment attempt to try to take Beck down or to control him if ‘they make it go away’”....

(You think how I think. My husband thinks I am crazy, always thinking the establishment is in on things....)


8 posted on 04/01/2014 12:22:27 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SatinDoll

He will fold like a paper doll, He had this info and did not use it all. It was out there for any reporter that had the fortitude to stand up. We did out part.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: SatinDoll

To prevaiul, this guy will have to prove damages.

What possible “damages” could an Arab suffer “to his reputation” ????????????????????????????


10 posted on 04/01/2014 12:23:04 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: SatinDoll
These defamtion suits are about trying to stop free speech.

Check out the Mark Steyn suit by that idiot Michael Mann of hockey stick infamy.

same thing.

11 posted on 04/01/2014 12:23:54 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: SatinDoll

This character is a “victim”? Really....


12 posted on 04/01/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: SatinDoll

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, while testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee , actually conceded that Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi, the Saudi national who moved from ‘suspect’ to ‘person of interest’ to ..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3011643/posts

Alharbi Visited the White House Several Times ..

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/04/breaking-saudi-student-alharbi-visited-the-white-house-several-times-since-2009/

Abdul Rahman Alharbi on a Watchlist..

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/24/are-these-pictures-of-michelle-obama-visiting-the-saudi-student-put-on-a-watchlist-last-week/


13 posted on 04/01/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SatinDoll
"This is the guy with ties to the Saudi Royals who has eleven male relatives, yes nearly a dozen men, who are members of Al Qaida. He was injured at the Boston Marathon because he was handling the "pressure cooker bombs" when they started to go off."

Do you have documentation for these claims or is this just your opinion?

14 posted on 04/01/2014 12:30:15 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
Do you have documentation for these claims or is this just your opinion?

See previous posts on this thread about "Discovery". The Al Qaida affiliation claimed by Beck is the heart of the defamation suit. Hence, I doubt a FReeper yet has a smoking gun.

15 posted on 04/01/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: SatinDoll
What's the old saying?

Never argue with a man that buys ink by the barrel...

Or in this case one who owns his own tv/radio network!

16 posted on 04/01/2014 12:40:39 PM PDT by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: SatinDoll

“handling the “pressure cooker bombs” when they started to go off.”

What? If he was close enough to touch one he’d be much more severely injured. From the ignition to blast is milliseconds, they were filled with blackpowder and fireworks powders.

Yes, FLOTUS visited him, that much is correct.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: bfh333

bump


18 posted on 04/01/2014 12:49:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: kristinn

bump to stay informed


19 posted on 04/01/2014 12:49:57 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: DBrow

His hands were burned and the explosives used in the pressure cooker bombs were also on his hands.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 12:58:37 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Gen.Blather

“There’s not telling what might happen once you get in front of a “judge.””

And no telling when they get in front of a jury. .a jury made up of liberals and, yes muslimes, too.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: SatinDoll

“explosives used in the pressure cooker bombs were also on his hands.”

That’s new forensics to me, is there a link to this?


22 posted on 04/01/2014 1:00:17 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SatinDoll

You know that the “explosives” were fireworks innards from commercial fireworks they bought in New Hampshire, right?

Nothing exotic, no C4, PETN, TNT, just stuff anyone can buy.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 1:02:08 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Yes. So?


24 posted on 04/01/2014 1:04:07 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

So someone with common fireworks chemicals and burns is not necessarily a bomber, just someone slow in tossing a Black Cat or getting away from a fountain.

You would not get burned from the pressure cookers, the reaction is far too fast for the thing to heat up at all. A firecracker does not get hot then go bang and neither will a pressure cooker bomb filled with firecracker powder.

If you look at the videos you’ll see nobody but victims around the backpacks, and certainly not this Arab princeling.

I’m not saying he was NOT involved, but no way did he burn himself on the bomb. Maybe while experimenting with bomb construction somewhere else.

Let’s hope this gets started enough for a discovery phase. Seems like a trial balloon aimed at denigrating Beck whether or not it moves forward.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 1:14:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GraceG

Is Beck even the original source of this?


26 posted on 04/01/2014 1:17:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DBrow

Everything is on videotape. The trial should be interesting.


27 posted on 04/01/2014 1:20:26 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

http://www.theislamicmonthly.com/exclusive-interview-with-the-saudi-man-from-boston/

According to Islamic Monthly this kid is pure as teh driven snow! Does not quite match other data we’ve seen, eh, SatinDoll? lol


28 posted on 04/01/2014 1:21:19 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SatinDoll

I’d still like to learn about the chemical residues, though. If they were only on his hands, and not sprayed all over him because of the blast, that’s pretty relevant.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 1:22:59 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SatinDoll

Can you have a jury trial when one party is not an American citizen?
Or is the decision totally in a judges hands ?


30 posted on 04/01/2014 1:26:19 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: SatinDoll
He was injured at the Boston Marathon because he was handling the "pressure cooker bombs" when they started to go off.

Bombs?

There were two of them, and they went off 12 seconds and 210 yards apart. Therefore, this guy could have been "handling" at most one of them. But, if he had, he would no longer be coming down for breakfast, much less suing Glenn Beck.

Also, pressure cooker bombs "start to go off" rather quickly. You would need one of those super high-speed cameras even to tell the difference between the beginning and the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD_Ufn1ROw0

31 posted on 04/01/2014 1:27:46 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SatinDoll

I don’t know who I trust less. This guy, or Glenn Beck.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 1:30:18 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: DBrow

Pure as driven snow - not so clean if is driven (wind blown) snow - there is dirt in it.


33 posted on 04/01/2014 1:30:20 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SatinDoll
The lawsuit trial will be interesting as there should be all kinds of opportunity for discovery

I agree. We can now discover how far out to lunch Beck really is.

34 posted on 04/01/2014 1:31:32 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: SatinDoll

This is that little royal Saudi college student who was supposed to be studying in the midwest but instead was living in a waterfront condo and going to school in Harvard Square. The Saudi ambassador made an emergency visit to the White House, Moochelle flew to Boston and visited him in the hospital, and lo and behold he was whisked out of the country like the Saudi students of 9/11. Guilty as hell and free as a bird. What a wunnerful country.


35 posted on 04/01/2014 1:39:05 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SatinDoll
"The lawsuit trial will be interesting as there should be all kinds of opportunities for discovery. "

Agreed. Most interesting. And maybe the media will finally cover this?

As I recall, there were many things that didn't make any sense with his (Saudi Royal's) story, but the government ignored all of them and let him go-no questions asked.

36 posted on 04/01/2014 1:39:27 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.>)
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To: SatinDoll

Discovery might be interesting.


37 posted on 04/01/2014 1:41:17 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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He was later exonerated by The Washington Post, and authorities said he was merely a “witness,”

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2014/03/31/glen-beck-sued-boston-marathon-attack/

******

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/24/are-these-pictures-of-michelle-obama-visiting-the-saudi-student-put-on-a-watchlist-last-week/

******

Boston, Massachusetts
Current City

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Hometown

https://www.facebook.com/abdulrahman.alharbi.739/about


38 posted on 04/01/2014 1:54:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SatinDoll
This guy was briefly regarded as person of interest by the feds. Here they are after raiding his apartment in Revere, mere hours after the bombings:

Can you imagine why they'd come down like a ton of bricks on such an innocent chile?


Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi

I mean, my God! They profiled the guy!

39 posted on 04/01/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

so, “Slave of Ali the Great Warrior” is suing.

That’s what his name means.


40 posted on 04/01/2014 1:56:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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Guilty as hell

Agreed.

But not of any connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, other than sharing the same vile religion as the actual bombers. He was there by chance and happened to be among the 267 victims.

41 posted on 04/01/2014 1:59:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SatinDoll

https://twitter.com/DhoommAlharbi

Abdulrahman Alharbi @DhoommAlharbi · Aug 2
@glennbeck @TimmyWait such a LIAR

Glenn Beck @glennbeck · Aug 2
“@TimmyWait: @glennbeck Sure -how about news of Boston RE the Saudi?oh so O was lying about Beghazi but not The Saudi national?#blindfool


42 posted on 04/01/2014 2:00:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ladyjane

He was “whisked out of the country”? He is still living in Massachusetts, where he just filed this suit.


43 posted on 04/01/2014 2:27:01 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: SatinDoll
He was injured at the Boston Marathon because he was handling the "pressure cooker bombs" when they started to go off.

Your statement is wildly irresponsible. You should be subpoenaed in this case.

44 posted on 04/01/2014 2:35:42 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

LOL!


45 posted on 04/01/2014 3:12:34 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: cynwoody
But not of any connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, other than sharing the same vile religion as the actual bombers. He was there by chance and happened to be among the 267 victims.

And you know that how? Is that what the Boston Globe says?

46 posted on 04/01/2014 5:48:41 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
Well, he isn't rooming with Joker Tsarnaev.

But better evidence is, why would he have been injured if he had been in on it? Neither Joker nor Speed Bump sustained any injuries in the blasts. That's because, before they pressed the buttons on their respective model car remotes, they were far enough away and / or behind cover.

47 posted on 04/01/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

The Saudis can ESAD (Eat S##T & D**) for all their funding of the terrorism and radical whabbiism, the royal family especially and their relation...


48 posted on 04/02/2014 7:18:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: cynwoody

Maybe the brothers didn’t like him. They told him they were going to detonate the bombs later. LOL

Seriously, why did the little Saudi prince run away? Just because he was in Massachusetts illegally? Maybe because he knew he didn’t have the permit for his gold plated semi-automatic? Maybe he wanted to have Moochelle come visit him in the hospital? Moochelle never visited the man who lost his son and his wife and daughter were terribly injured.


49 posted on 04/02/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SatinDoll

Any proof of that? I recall seeing pictures of the guy in the hospital with no apparent burns or other injuries to his hands.


50 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:16 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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