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Graphic Novelist Leila Abdelrazaq Detained, Questioned by Border Patrol Over Sketchbook

December 23, 2015
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Graphic Novelist Leila Abdelrazaq Detained, Questioned by Border Patrol Over Sketchbook

Graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq, who recently won critical praise for her book Baddawi, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona for three hours last week after they spotted Arabic writing in her sketchbook. Abdelrazaq, a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent, was released without charge but has since been smeared as a potential terrorist…

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