Shoura Member Asks Police to Monitor Twitter

Issa al-Ghaith:

“With the increasing use of modern means of communication and social networking, some people make personal insults and false accusations against others and spread lies about them through the Internet and online forums. Hence, there is need for the police to allocate a website that will receive reports and complaints from victims.”

Not that Al-Ghaith, former judge and current member of the advisory Shoura Council, has been waiting for such website to sue people who attack him on Twitter. Last March he threatened to sue a conservative writer who posted critical tweets of him, and in April he filed a lawsuit against popular cleric Mohammed al-Arefi after he retweeted a poem that al-Ghaith deemed defamatory.