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- John Esposito director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and author of "Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam" (Oxford)
- Paul Berman author of "Terror and Liberalism" (W.W. Norton) and of "The Philosopher of Islamic Terror" in "The New York Times Magazine", March 23, 2003
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