New York Scholar Wins Protection From British Libel Claim
The new law, the Libel Terrorism Reform Act, was introduced in response to a $225,000 judgment in Britain against Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy.
Ms. Ehrenfeld’s book Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It (Bonus Books) accuses Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi banker, of channeling money to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Other scholars have made similar accusations, and Mr. Mahfouz has vigorously defended himself. Last year Cambridge University Press reacted to a libel claim filed by the billionaire by destroying all copies of another book that linked him to terrorism.
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