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Bob Dylan turns 70; still hasn’t Recanted Praise for Rabbi Meir Kahane
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Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman (Hebrew name Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham) to a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota, turned 70 years old yesterday. His “protest songs” became classic anthems for many in the civil rights movement and beyond.

Jim Luce: US to Muslims: Please Sit at the Back of the Bus
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Islamophobia is growing in the United States. Hate graffiti is now discoloring my own building here in New York City — calling for the Holy Quran to be burned. The publicity-hungry Terry Jones in Gainesville could be discounted if he did not have his finger on the pulse of America.

Robert Koehler: Large-Spirited America
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Maintaining a sort of ironic neutrality about Jones, Fox focused on the fervor of the international protests over the planned burning — my God, 100 Muslims picketed the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, “with some demonstrators threatening jihad.” In the skilled hands of the Fox news team, geopolitics is indistinguishable from pro wrestling.