Monday, July 20, 2009

Al-Kadi and Ptech: Saudis Undermine US Security

Rachel Ehrenfeld is an expert on terrorism who has advised and lectured at the highest levels of government and the corporate wold.

She holds a PhD. from Hebrew University and has written for The Jerusalem Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, National Review and The New York Sun. She makes guest appearances at major news programs at CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC.

Ehrenfeld became involved in an international legal controversy when she lost a libel case brought before Mr Justice David Eady in the English High Court of Justice by Saudi businessman Khalid bin Mahfouz concerning her book Funding Evil. She preemptively counter-sued bin Mahfouz to obtain a declaration that the judgment would not be enforced in the United States and that her book was not defamatory under United States defamation law, but her lawsuit was dismissed by the New York courts on the grounds of a lack of personal jurisdiction over bin Mahfouz.
Rachel Ehrenfeld
In response to this and similar incidents, the New York state legislature passed, and on May-01-2008 Gov. Paterson signed, a law which "offers New Yorkers greater protection against libel judgments in countries whose laws are inconsistent with the freedom of speech granted by the United States Constitution." (See Wikipedia)

Here is an interesting article she has published in her blog on the topic of a software company and the danger it poses to U.S. security: Read Article

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