22 December 2005
Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion uncovers the next big thing in apoco-tainment: Robert Ferrigno’s Prayers for the Assassin, a new doomsday fiction for the conservative end-days crowd, that posits a divided America of 2040, cut down the middle between the Islamic dictatorship of the north, and the rebel-yelling Christians of the south. But the Bible Belt is just the foil to the book’s main focus, as Bartholomew terms it, “Islamageddon” — a phenomenon that Ferrigno already sees coming true in the Paris riots and the decision of the Giants stadium to include a prayer area for Muslims.

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