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Fri March 1, 2013
Good Samaritans Found In A War Zone
When three Americans found themselves caught up in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, they found sanctuary with the local Muslim community of Rutba, which sheltered them, despite their religious differences.
On Monday's Up to Date, we'll talk with author Greg Barrett about his book, The Gospel of Rutba, and what this oasis of tolerance means in the big picture.
Greg Barrett is a twenty-year veteran of news correspondence for US wire services and newspapers. Prior to writing The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq and The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions & Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok, he was a print journalist working in towns small and large, from Loris, S.C. to Augusta, GA., Rock Hill, S.C., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and, Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was entered for a Pulitzer Prize for his investigation into the Bishop Estate's mismanagement of Kamehameha Schools.