Funding Evil is the book some Saudis are trying to stop from publication
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Thoroughly-Researched Book Details How Terrorists Get Their Money
LOS ANGELES, CA: APRIL 27, 2005—When the hardcover edition of Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed—and How to Stop It by terrorism expert Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D. was published in 2003, it upset a number of very powerful Saudi nationals. Perhaps it was so distressing because Dr. Ehrenfeld revealed in great detail—as no other author has before or since—how terrorists accrue the money that funds their worldwide terror efforts.
The paperback edition of Funding Evil contains brand-new information on developments in terror financing as well as Dr. Ehrenfeld’s own David-versus-Goliath struggle against Saudi billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz, who is now suing her for libel in U.K. courts in a shady tactic “forum shopping.” This is despite the fact that the hardcover edition was published only in the U.S. and distributed by an American publishing house. Britain’s libel laws place the burden of proof on the defendant; in other words a defendant is guilty until proven innocent. In turn, Dr. Ehrenfeld is suing bin Mahfouz in U.S. Federal Court. (You can access the documents for the U.S. suit Dr. Ehrenfeld filed against bin Mahfouz on PACER; the case number is 04 CV 9641, filed on December 8, 2004, at the NYSD).
Funding Evil, the result of more than 15 years of in-depth research, uncovers the clandestine and sinister ways that Islamic terrorist groups finance their global network. From innocent-looking American businesses that serve as fronts for terrorism to joint efforts with established groups in organized crime, terrorists have grown increasingly savvy in ways to bolster their financial power. Dr. Ehrenfeld’s investigation also details how these undetected billions are spent to methodically bring about chaos and destabilization in American society. Funding Evil shows how money fuels terrorism and offers realistic and provocative strategies for winning the war on terror. The paperback edition includes new information on:
• Why Dr. Ehrenfeld is being sued by bin Mahfouz for libel in the U.K. courts even though there is concrete evidence—backed by various U.S. government organizations—that he has sponsored terrorism
• Why she is in turn suing bin Mahfouz in U.S. Federal Court
• Yasser Arafat’s “missing” millions
• What the U.S. can and should do to cut off the funding of Islamist terror organizations
• And much more
Funding Evil is a groundbreaking work that exposes how terrorists insidiously manipulate financial channels to support their activities and explains what needs to be done to stop them. It is a vital resource on the War on Terror and should be read by anyone who wants to know how we can win.
About the Author
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is the director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy. The basis for her work is anchored in her numerous publications and her previous books, Narco-Terrorism (Basic Books, 1990) and Evil Money (Harper Business, 1992). As the foremost authority on narco-terrorism (she coined the phrase and was the first to write about the phenomenon) and its corrupting effects on democracies and societies everywhere, her advice is sought after by numerous international and national agencies. Her articles appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal and the National Review. She frequently serves as an expert commentator on television and radio news programs, including “The O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC.
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Title: Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed—and How to Stop It (Expanded Edition)
Author: Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D.
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