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Plans to build an Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero have led to an explosion of Islamophobia

The most striking scene in Nick Broomfield’s powerful 2007 film Battle for Haditha is not one of violence but a simple love scene. A wife calls to her husband from an upstairs window. He comes up to the bedroom. She removes her hijab. Her hair tumbles over her bare shoulders. They shower and then they make love. The scene is not especially erotic or intense. What makes it so memorable…

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