Saturday, August 25, 2007

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Cambridge University Press has issued an apology for the book, "Alms for Jihad", after Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, a wealthy Saudi businessman, threatened a libel suit over its allegations that he is helping to fund terrorist organizations. The publisher has destroyed unsold copies of the book and has asked libraries to return their own copies. But the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom has said that American libraries should not cooperate. The book's authors, J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins, are asking for a rights revision so they can publish the book in the States, where libel laws are less stringent. Last week in California, plaintiffs dropped a lawsuit against Yale University Press and one of its books, which claimed that the charitable and terrorist activities of Hamas were connected.

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