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The Rise of Fundamentalism in Iran.

New York Times Reporter Chris Hedges He's based in Cairo, Egypt where he covers the Middle East. Terry will talk with him about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt and Iran. In Iran, the militant group, Basij -- which is being funded by the Iranian Government -- has been cracking down on Western style behavior and culture in the Country. In Egypt, Islamic militants are waging a violent campaign to seize power, bombing Pharaonic temples, and firing on tourists who they say, "spread corruption and vice." The militants want to tear down the Pharaohs' pyramids and their sphinxes, as part of a theological attack on Pharaonic culture.


Other segments from the episode on August 12, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 12, 1993: Interview with Chris Hedges; Interview with Dean Ornish.


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