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    A Few Meaningful Numbers

    Columnist Yaghoub Yadali elaborates upon the surprising survey results released by the Anti-Defamation League that detail the prevalence of anti-semitism in nations around the world, including Iran.

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    Jihad for Sex

    Sampsonia Way columnist Yaghoub Yadali writes about “coupling jihad” or “sexual jihad” and the potential proliferation of this dangerous trend, which stems from an extremist order.

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    The Game

    Yaghoub Yadali uses juxtaposition to great effect in this piece. These fictionalized stories subtly expose some of the real fears and struggles felt by authors from around the world.

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    Heroes

    In this week’s column Yaghoub Yadali talks about the construction, danger, and humanity of Iranian heroes, past and present.

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    Donald Barthelme and I

    Columnist Yaghoub Yadali remembers his amazement at discovering a story by Donald Barthelme in Iran, his difficulty finding any information about the author, and, years later, rereading his work as a fellow writer.

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    Kathreen

    Does Iranian or Middle Eastern heritage mean ‘terrorist’? Yaghoub Yadali examines prejudice and takes a close look at the short film “Brain of Terror,” in which the Iranian-American actress Kathreen Khavari plays 11 characters who are trying determine whether or not they’re terrorists.

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