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  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • Foreign Courts Take Aim at Our Free Speech

    07/15/2008 6:59:11 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 75 replies · 489+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14, 2008 | ARLEN SPECTER and JOE LIEBERMAN
    Our Constitution is one of our greatest assets in the fight against terrorism. A free-flowing marketplace of ideas, protected by the First Amendment, enables the ideals of democracy to defeat the totalitarian vision of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. That free marketplace faces a threat. Individuals with alleged connections to terrorist activity are filing libel suits and winning judgments in foreign courts against American researchers who publish on these matters. These suits intimidate and even silence writers and publishers. Under American law, a libel plaintiff must prove that defamatory material is false. In England, the burden is reversed....Consequently, English...
  • Saudi wields British law against U.S. author

    03/17/2008 4:47:20 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 Mar 2008 | James Oliphant
    Billionaire leverages harsher libel rules to suppress unflattering book NEW YORK - Rachel Ehrenfeld writes about terrorism for a living. But now she is the one who feels targeted. Her modest midtown Manhattan apartment is filled to the ceiling with books, most having to do with global terror networks and Mideast conflict. Sitting at her desk, she gazes out at the Hudson River. She says she has a hard time placing her work. She says she has been blacklisted. If she travels to England, she fears she will be arrested. "I feel like a leper," she said. Ehrenfeld faces a...
  • Saudi Billionaire Threatens U.S. Author

    08/07/2006 7:30:30 AM PDT · by Mel Gibson · 32 replies · 2,066+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | June 22, 2005 | Reid Irvine
    Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is acclaimed for her detailed and investigative reporting on complex financial networks that support drug trafficking and terrorism. She was one of the first investigative journalists to draw attention to the controversial political and global activities of George Soros, the billionaire who took advantage of a loophole in U.S. campaign-finance law and spent $23 million last year to try to defeat President Bush for re-election. Ehrenfeld, the Director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy, has been a research scholar at the New York University School of Law, a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Institute...
  • Saudi Accountability? (It's high time to make Saudi Arabia pay for its doubletalk.)

    11/14/2005 5:07:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies · 616+ views
    FrontPage Magazine.com ^ | November 14, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    Responding to last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Saudi Arabia’s role in the war on terror, entitled “Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe in the War on Terror?”, Riyadh’s ambassador to the U.S., Prince Turki al-Faisal, charged the committee members with ignorance. "Judging by the statements made at the hearing, it appears that the members of the Committee are not fully aware of the significant steps Saudi Arabia has taken in the war on terrorism and extremism.” Worse, according to the prince, U.S. senators “chose to ignore the realities for the sake of political expediency.” Did they really? The U.S....
  • Dollars of Terror--How terrorists are buying us from within

    04/18/2005 5:19:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 805+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 18, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    When referring to the enemy’s money we are usually concerned with how the terrorists collect the funds they need. As we know, the government efforts to stop terrorists financing have not been very successful thus far. However, equally, if not more disturbing is the possibility that terrorists may be using their money to buy into our national infrastructure in order to undermine our economy and security from within. Was Ptech, the Massachusetts-based company, used in this manner? The privately owned technology company, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, received at least $20 million in financing from Saudi investors between 1994, when it...
  • Rachel Ehrenfeld vs. The Saudi Sheik (Using British Courts to nullify the 1st Amendment)

    03/25/2005 9:24:05 AM PST · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 639+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 24, 2005 | Thomas Lipscomb
    When Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of the book "Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It," opened her apartment door just before 10 p.m. on March 3, she believed she was simply receiving some legal papers from London.  But this was no ordinary messenger. According to Ehrenfeld, the visitor carried a warning as well: "You had better respond. Sheik bin Mahfouz is a very important person, and you really ought to take very good care of yourself.” "I expected to receive some legal papers, not a threat from a Saudi sheik in my own country,” Ehrenfeld told me...
  • Rachel Ehrenfeld vs. The Saudi Sheik

    03/24/2005 6:58:30 PM PST · by rmlew · 5 replies · 892+ views
    EditorandPublisher.com via Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 24, 2005 | Thomas Lipscomb
    When Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of the book "Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It," opened her apartment door just before 10 p.m. on March 3, she believed she was simply receiving some legal papers from London. But this was no ordinary messenger. According to Ehrenfeld, the visitor carried a warning as well: "You had better respond. Sheik bin Mahfouz is a very important person, and you really ought to take very good care of yourself.” "I expected to receive some legal papers, not a threat from a Saudi sheik in my own country,” Ehrenfeld told me...
  • The Saudi Buck Stops Here-Exposing the financers of terror, a legal battle to protect 1st Amendment

    03/03/2005 5:44:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 418+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 3, 2005 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    [The State Department sharply criticized Saudi Arabia for its human rights abuses in its annual report published last week. Nothing, however, is being said about Saudi Arabia's continuous funding of the spread of Wahhabism around the world. Wahhabism remains the major source of Islamist ideology and Saudi Arabia has never stopped funding its expansion. The Saudis don't like to hear about that, however, and so the Administration is keeping mum. In an attempt to prevent exposure of how they fund terrorism, the Saudis have been suing those who attempt focus light on their crime in British courts. And they have...