July 17, 2009

Of Mullahs and Men

Former Times Middle East correspondent Neil MacFarquhar reports on some of the lesser-known fatwas in his zany new book.

Vincent Valk

Neil MacFarquhar was raised in Libya—sort of. Rather, he was raised on an oil company compound that brought a little slice of American suburbia to the sun-drenched African coast of the Mediterranean. This unusual background led him back to the region as Middle Eastern correspondent for the New York Times and informs his irreverently-titled book, The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday.

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