The libel tourist

This documentary short film, produced by the Moving Picture Institute, shows how Saudi billionaire Khalid Bin Mafhouz exploits the British legal system and sues for libel whenever he is the subject of a terrorism accusation.

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Directed by MPI fellow Jared Lapidus, the film explains how Mahfouz filed a libel suit against Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed — and How to Stop It. The suit was not filed in the United States, where the book was published and sold, but instead in London, where Mahfouz associates ordered 23 copies online. The judge ordered all copies of the book pulped, and ordered Ehrenfeld to pay the legal fees and damages, despite the fact that nothing in her book about Saudi funding of terrorism was ever disproved.

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Ehrenfeld, however, is fighting back. In The Libel Tourist she speaks about her shocking experience of modern-day book burning by British courts, and the First Amendment lawsuit she filed against Mahfouz.

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1 Kommentar

  1. Det virker som om vores nye borgere er ret raske til at sagsøge gud og hvermand.
    Selv blev jeg sagsøgt af en Safia Aoude for 50.000,- + annonceringer m.m. i alverdens medier.
    Nævnte person har ryg for at føre flere sager ad gangen.

    Er der nogen, som kan oplyse om hvor man evt. kan se hvem det er som rejser flere sager – måske ligefrem lever af det ?

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