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Special to The TimesStill groggy, the schoolgirl brushed her hair, struggled to pull on her socks and snuggled into her school uniform: a green gown and a white head scarf. By the time she gathered up her books and strapped on her backpack she was smiling and enthusiastic,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHis fingers tapping like a tiny army over laptop keys, Waleed Korayem, a university student who quotes Einstein and Voltaire, skims the Internet in a noisy cafe and opens his Facebook group, the one that drives Islamists into fits of rage: Yeah, We Are...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAnother in a series of occasional articles. TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door. "This is Jesus," said another man. Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
Winning hearts and minds -- the Bush administration, foreign policy wonks, even the U.S. military agree that this is the key to any victory over global terrorism. Yet our public diplomacy program has made little progress on improving America's image....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst in a series of occasional articles. CAIRO -- It was a boyhood of miniskirts and stern-faced imams. As Ahmed abu Haiba grew into a man, he felt a kinship with the clerics who recited the Koran in badly lighted television studios, but he feared...
SAM HARRIS is the author of "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason" and "Letter to a Christian Nation."PETE STARK, a California Democrat, appears to be the first congressman in U.S. history to acknowledge that he doesn't believe in God. In a country in which 83% of the population thinks that the Bible is the literal or "inspired" word of the creator of the...
Tags: Bible, Arts and Culture, History, Religious Texts, Islam
Moderator1: Hi everybody, this is TIm Cavanaugh. We've got Jonah Goldberg for the hour. Moderator1: Let's start off... Eric Mankin: Mr. Goldberg why are you so offended by the Wilson (who was right about the Iraq WMD situation, and stuck his neck out to...
Times Staff WriterThe guards, heavy brass keys swinging from their belts, open and shut the metal gates to each floor of the labyrinthine Bollate prison as the Muslim call to prayer echoes in the corridors. Prisoners rush to the makeshift mosques that have sprouted in...
Tags: Immigration, Milan (Italy), Andy Warhol, Armed Conflicts, Family
(WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama, calling for "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world,'' said in a long-promised and widely watched address from Cairo today that the "cycle of suspicion and discord must end.'' Obama...
David Wise has covered Washington during 10 presidential administrations. He has many unidentified sources.There could be no more dramatic reminder of the value to the public of anonymous sources than the disclosure that W. Mark Felt, once the FBI's second-ranking official, was that most mysterious of anonymous sources, "Deep Throat." The revelation came at...
Chicago Tribune foreign correspondentThe head-to-toe robe that women in Afghanistan are compelled to wear by the Taliban regime is to many the most overtly sinister symbol of the absolute subjugation of that country's women. It restricts air supply, shuts out the light, inhibits movement and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe two men stand uncomfortably side by side in the makeshift prison yard, unwarmed by the autumn sun. Both have longish hair, matted behind the ears, and bushy, untrimmed beards. Until they wound up as prisoners, they were among the most feared fighters...
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