Talk radio star Michael Savage has launched a petition on his website that enables Americans to stand up for free speech by asking their representatives to persuade the British government to remove his name from a “least wanted” list.
As WND has reported, Britain’s former home secretary, Jacqui Smith, announced in May that Savage was on a list of banned figures that include Muslim extremists and leaders of hate groups. Savage has threatened a lawsuit if his name is not removed.
The petition appeals to members of Congress to “act with the U.S. State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to persuade the British government to immediately remove Michael Savage’s name from its list of banned murderers and terrorists.”
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The petition’s preface notes Smith’s list was aimed at excluding people who “stir-up, justify or glorify terrorism, encourage others to participate in terrorist acts, engage in serious criminal activity or encourage others in such activity.”
As WND reported, official correspondence, released under the U.K.’s Freedom of Information law, revealed a decision was made “at the highest level of government’ to use Savage’s name to provide “balance” to a list dominated by Muslim extremists.
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