Muslim Group Loses Libel Case Against Danish Leader Pia Kjaersgaard

Muslim Group Loses Libel Case Against Danish Leader Pia Kjaersgaard

Pia Kjaersgaard
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In Denmark, a network of Muslim organizations loses its libel case against Pia Kjaersgaard, leader of the Danish People's Party (DPP).

Kjaersgaard had accused the Islamic Faith Community of "treason" for traveling to the Middle East, publicizing the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons, and inciting mobs against Denmark and other European nations.

According to the Danish court, "treason" is not libelous because it is used so extensively in political debates and disagreements. Because the Muslim groups lose their case, they are ordered pay Kjaersgaard 40,000 Danish crowns ($7,400) in legal costs.

Pia Kjaersgaard says:

"As a politician, I have both the duty and the right to express my opinion. I am convinced that many Danes felt as I did in the hectic winter days of 2006."


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