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Obama endorses privileged status for Islam
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In Islamic Law, Gingrich Sees a Mortal Threat to U.S.
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“Zog Ate My Brains.” New Internationalist (London), Issue 372 (October), pp. 20-21; Special Issue on Judeophobia, online at http://www.newint.org/features/2004/10/01/conspiracism
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