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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 tourism. The film, called The Libel Tourist, is about eight minutes long. You can watch on YouTube, here.


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