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Arab American comedian wins lawsuit against American neo-Nazi

Comedian Dean Obeidallah won a defamation lawsuit against Ohio neo-Nazi who accused him of being a terrorist mastermind.

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A federal district court in the city of Columbus in the US state of Ohio issued an entry of default against an American neo-Nazi in a lawsuit filed by an Arab American comedian, Dean Obeidallah, who said Andrew Anglin and his website, The Daily Stormer, published fabricated information claiming Obeidallah was a “terrorist mastermind”.

Tuesday’s default entry did not specify how much in punitive damages Obeidallah can collect from Anglin, which will be up to the judge to determine in the final decision. Anglin did not show up in court to defend himself.

Obeidallah had filed a lawsuit in August 2017 after Anglin, a Columbus area resident alleged in a post on the Daily Stormer website that Obeidallah confessed in a tweet to being the terrorist mastermind behind a May 2017 attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

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