Islamist Front CAIR Calls Bill to Support 9/11 Families “an Anti-Muslim Attack”
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) bill might seem like commonsense to most people. The legislation would change “the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism.” Therefore, American citizens would be able to sue foreign governments/officials for acts of terrorism.
Of course, this will inevitably lead to friction with some of our so-called ‘allies’ who are also state-sponsors of terrorism, like Saudi Arabia. The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) reveals how the legislation would allow the victims of the 9/11 attacks to press charges against the country of Saudi Arabia that “generated 15 of the 19 hijackers who struck the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93[.]” Another criticism of the bill is that some lawmakers believe the U.S. could also “face lawsuits in foreign courts” – for example, because of controversial drone strikes. – READ MORE