Legal Jihad’: How Islamist ‘lawfare’ is stifling Western free speech on Radical Islam
by Brooke Goldstein
By kind invitation of Patrick Mercer MP, the Henry Jackson Society hosted a discussion with Brooke Goldstein, Director of the Legal Project at the Middle East Forum and Director and Founder of the Children’s Rights Institute, on 25th November. Brooke Goldstein explored the pheonomenon of Islamist lawfare in the US, the UK and in Europe as well as the threat it poses to democratic values such as freedom of speech and assembly
As a lawyer, filmmaker, journalist and human rights advocate, it appears to me a duty to speak with candor and deep concern about a current fundamental conflict between Western principles of democratic law on the one hand, and tactics of censorship and suppression of opinions and information that are being used today, in various jurisdictions by various parties, with the aim of silencing speech critical of radical-Islam, Islamist terrorism and its sources of financing.