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  • Moderate Muslims must battle fanticism

    October 17, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Blasphemy has become the focus of attention, with ongoing turmoil in the Middle East sparked by a crude YouTube trailer for a possibly nonexistent movie mocking Islam.

    Some, including the president of Egypt, and American associate professor of religious studies Anthea Butler of...

  • Living in a mash, not a ‘clash,’ of civilizations

    September 27, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. The riots and Iranian fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, which forced the British-Kashmiri author into hiding for 13 years, can only be described as tragic — for him and for the cause of...

  • Christopher Hitchens, the man who was interested in everything

    By Ryan Torok

    December 16, 2011 | 10:54 am

    I woke up this morning to a text message from my father: “Christopher Hitchens died.”

    The writer and public intellectual died on Dec. 15 at the age of 62 from esophageal cancer. Hitchens was 38-years-old when he found out that he was Jewish. 

    “He had an output to equal what...

  • Rabbi Wolpe fights cancer battle; Terror victim becomes advocate for others

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Wolpe Fights Cancer Battle
     
    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple informed his congregation by letter this week that he was recently diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
     
    Although his doctors "have every expectation that the cancer will be put into extended...
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  • Salman Rushdie Q & A: there's a fascination with death among suicide bombers

    By Erich Follath

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Salman Rushdie, 59, has spent many years thinking and writing about terrorism. In this interview with political author Erich Follath, which appeared last month in Der Spiegel and is reprinted here with permission, Rushdie reflects on why apparently normal young men turn to terror,...
  • Rushdie’s ‘Clown’ No Laughing Matter

    By Gina Nahai

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Shalimar the Clown : A Novel," by Salman Rushdie (Random House, 2005).

    Salman Rushdie is at Disney Hall, addressing a near-capacity audience as part of the Music Center's 2006 Speaker Series. He has come this March 1 evening to talk about politics and art, truth and...

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