Infamous libel tourist, Saudi billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz died last Saturday.Â His charity funded al-Qaeda and Hamas.Â He was involved with the BCCI bank, also known as the “bank for crooks and criminals.”
Mahfouz is the guy who sued Rachel Ehrenfeld and others in what is known to be ‘Libel Tourism’- to prevent free speech.
Gov. David Paterson signed theÂ Libel Terrorism Protection Act on Thursday, helping New York set the pace in protecting American journalists from foreign libel verdicts.
The bill was first proposed in response to a ruling from New York’s highest court that the state could not exercise jurisdiction over Khalid Salim a Bin Mahfouz, a Saudi Arabian businessman and banker who obtained a default judgment in a defamation suit against American author Rachel Ehrenfeld in a British court.Â Bin Mahfouz is one of the world’s most notorious libel tourists, having used or threatening to use plaintiff-friendly British courts to sue for libel at least 36 times since 2002. More>>