Lawyers for Michael Savage sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today, asking that she call on the British government to withdraw its ban on the talker. The letter issued by the nonprofit Thomas More Law Center argued Savage is being punished “for what he says in the US and not what he has said or intends to say in the United Kingdom.”
In the announcement of the ban last week by British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Savage, the letter notes, was listed among radical “Muslim clerics, convicted criminals and Russian skinheads.'”
The letter, signed by Thomas More’s president, Richard Thompson, also asks Clinton’s State Department to find out how Savage’s name ended up on the list.
Thompson argues Savage’s radio show is not broadcast in the U.K., and it’s unlikely many British citizens had even heard of him.
“It is extremely suspicious that the Home Secretary’s office would select an American radio talk show host to place on their so called ‘least wanted list,’ when that individual has never taken steps to enter their country,” Thompson writes.