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article imageGlenn Beck sued for defamation

By Gene Kosowan     Apr 2, 2014 in Politics
Boston - Right-wing agitator Glenn Beck will likely see the inside of a courtroom after suggesting a Saudi Arabian student was partly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
Although the plaintiff, Abdulrahman Alharbi, was injured at the April 13 event and cleared by police of any wrongdoing, that didn't stop Beck from verbally attacking the man in a radio broadcast last April.
"Let me send this message very clear,” said Beck in his 2013 broadcast. ”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.”
AP reported that Alharbi, also described by Beck as the "money man" in the bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, filed suit last Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston, alleging the broadcaster's comments "substantially and severely damaged" his reputation.
This latest outburst is hardly the first time Beck has found himself in hot water. The commentator was let go from Fox News in 2011 citing allegations of anti-Semitism in his rants, especially when he accused Jewish billionaire and Holocaust survivor George Soros of dealings with the Nazis, and stated that Reform Judaism was similar to "radicalized Islam." He also branded President Obama as a racist and has attacked Islamists for what he believed were expansionist objectives.
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