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Gerald Posner Plagiarized in Why America Slept and Secrets of the Kingdom, Research Shows

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Gelembiuk's review also turned up eleven other sources that look to have been stolen from without any citation by Posner. The source's are hyperlinked to the original story. Here they are:

The Progressive, August, 1995:

In the statue's shadow stood three turbaned, bearded men smiling and waving, as one held a bomb and the others burned an American flag. The cartoonist modified Emma Lazarus's famous poem to read: "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, your terrorists, your slime, your evil cowards, your religious fanatics . . ."

"Why America Slept," pg 92:

In the statue's shadow stood three turbaned, bearded men smiling and waving as one held a bomb and the others burned an American flag. The cartoonist had modified Emma Lazarus's poem to read: "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, your terrorists, your slime, your evil cowards, your religious fanatics ..."

New York Times August 27, 1999:

Mr. Baz fired on the passenger side of the van, blowing out its windows and striking four students, as it was slowly turning on the ramp that leads from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge.

"Why America Slept," pg 75:

Baz shot at the van's passenger side, blowing out its windows and striking four students as it was slowly turning on the ramp that leads from the FDR Drive to the Brooklyn Bridge.

New York Review of Books March 14, 2002:

Professor Thomas Tullius (chair of the chemistry department at Boston University), who examined--with full access--the bombed-out remains of al-Shifa. His meticulous investigation found no trace whatsoever of EMPTA, the chemical whose supposed presence at al-Shifa served as the only publicly proffered forensic evidence that the pharmaceutical facility was manufacturing deadly VX nerve gas.

"Why America Slept," pg 136:

... Professor Thomas Tullius (chair of the Chemistry Department at Boston University) examined--with full access--the bombed-out remains of al-Shifa. He found no trace whatsoever of EMPTA, the chemical whose supposed presence at al-Shifa served as the forensic evidence that the pharmaceutical facility was manufacturing banned VX nerve gas.

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