RACHEL WINS ONE AGAINST EVIL FUNDING
How? With the help of the New York State legislature she put English courts on the dock on ‘libel tourism’: when New York state legislators passed unanimously the “libel terrorism protection act" also known as"Rachel's Law:"
The New York law passed this week to combat so-called libel tourism is a response to the defamation saga involving Rachel Ehrenfeld, an author who lives in the state. The rule was drafted after Ms Ehrenfeld failed to obtain a court order in New York preventing Khalid Bin Mahfouz, a Saudi Arabian businessman, from pursuing her for damages over a libel judgment he won against her in London. Although libel lawyers say such a damages claim would have been highly unlikely to succeed, supporters of the new legislation – dubbed “Rachel’s law” by at least one commentator – say it gives Ms Ehrenfeld and other writers an extra degree of security.
Why was Mahfouz trying to silence her? Because she exposed his role as a terrorist financier in her must read book Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It.
I am particularly pleased with the FT reports. For, hence, their non American readers wishing to expose terrorist financing would know to move their assets to New York where the long arm of Saudi billionaires can no longer pursue them.
New York Law Journal: Law application not limited to New York residents.
comments powered by Disqus
- Snopes debunks slavery Internet meme
- Revamped Chinese History Journal Welcomes Hard-Line Writers
- Poll: 3 Out of 5 Texan Trump Supporters Want Secession if Hillary Clinton Is Elected
- The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?
- Minorities still feel Eugene, Oregon’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan
- Ernst Nolte, Historian Whose Views on Hitler Caused an Uproar, Dies at 93
- Japan should give formal apology for wartime aggression, says historian
- Historian Benjamin Madley says what whites did to Indians in the 19th century in California was genocide.
- Kevin Baker says America needs to bring back political machines
- Covell Meyskens uses his blog to show what life was like under Mao. (Interview)