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Friday, October 28, 2016
ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror
Readers have been sending me examples of factual mistakes and errors in the book, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. Here are two examples. I have noticed this trend. The interest in Syria and ISIS have led many people in the West, without language training or academic specialization in the Middle East to intrude on the field and produce those quick studies of the region. Those are some of the results.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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