Muslim group sues Canadian prime minister for Libel

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

A Canadian Muslim group, The National Council of Canadian Muslims(NCCM) is suing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for defamation, alleging his spokesman linked the group to terrorism in January.

It all begin in January after the NCCM asked the Canadian Prime Minister’s office to exclude Rabbi Daniel Korobkin in the official delegation that accompanied Harper to Israel.  Rabbi Daniel Korobkin had hosted anti-Muslim bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at an event in Toronto.

The prime minister’s communications director, Jason MacDonald, responded to the NCCM saying:

“We will not take seriously criticism from an organization with documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas.”

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