The Libel Tourist

Monday, November 19th, 2007 2:28 pm by Neal

Back in August, we wrote about the pathetic case of Cambridge University Press pulping and recalling copies of the book, “Alms for Jihad: Charity And Terrorism in the Islamic World” by J. Millard Burr and Robert O Collins. Cambridge University Press caved to pressure from Saudi Sheik Khalid bin Mahfouz who uses British libel laws to censor Americans and destroy books that expose his business and charity ties to the financing of terrorism.

Did the MSM give this story the attention it deserved? Are you kidding?

Stanley Kurtz, who initially sounded the alert, has an update on the scandal and a link to a compelling new film, The Libel Tourist.

Corner readers may remember the chilling Alms for Jihad scandal of this past summer. In a now infamous case of “libel tourism” Cambridge University Press not only capitulated to a lawsuit by pulping copies of Alms for Jihad (a book about the funding of terrorism), but even called on American libraries to withdraw and destroy their own copies of the book. Fortunately, American libraries have largely resisted these demands. Yet the American media has still barely covered the story, and has had little to say about the problem of libel tourism. So MPI, the Moving Picture Institute (which also produced Indoctrinate U) has stepped into the breach, releasing a short film on the libel tourism phenomenon. The film features Rachel Ehrenfeld, who’s written her own important book on terrorist funding networks, and who has been at the forefront of the legal battle against liberal (sic) tourism. The film, called The Libel Tourist, is about eight minutes long.

Here’s the film:

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