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Mideast Scholar 'Delighted' Zakaria 'Has Borrowed Heavily From My Work'

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Earlier on Friday, the bloggers who on Twitter go by @blippoblappo and @crushingbort wrote on their blog that Zakaria had "blatantly and repeatedly plagiarized" in his book.

The article was a follow-up to an initial slew of charges published by the duo on Tuesday. Zakaria strongly denied the allegations earlier in the week, saying the work in question were "facts, not someone else's writing or opinions or expressions."

Zakaria has not responded to TPM's request for comment on Friday about the latest allegations.