'A fatwa has been issued against you'

Legitimate comments add to the debate and are welcomed—but this was a personal threat.

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Gar Pardy
Published: Wednesday, 08/12/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/12/2015 12:00 am EDT

Writing occasional commentaries on the state of the world carries three certainties. One, there will be readers who laud your wisdom and foresight and are quick to say so. Two, there will be readers who scorn your wisdom and foresight and are quick to say so and often cast aspersions on your ancestors. And three, commentaries on events in the Middle East are guaranteed to increase the volume, the praiseworthiness and the vitriol of the reactions.

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