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Mr. Haqqani, 57, told the Hudson Institute that the book is already controversial in Pakistan.

“The book is only two weeks old, and there have already been a number of fatwas, criticism, [charges of] blasphemy and traitor,” he said.


The U.S. ambassador to Germany is trying to patch up relations strained by reports that the National Security Agency spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“It’s just going to take time,” Ambassador John Emerson told The Associated Press.

He said he has conveyed German anger to Washington, but he added that Germans must understand the “American perspective” for the NSA program aimed at thwarting terrorism.

“There is not a single American over the age of 15 who doesn’t have seared in their memory that image of planes going into buildings,” he said of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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