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Mideast TV Channels Air Alleged Saddam Tapes

Two Arab TV stations broadcast audiotapes they say are by Saddam Hussein. The voice on the tapes calls for resistance to U.S.-led forces. U.S. officials say the perception that Saddam is alive and plotting a return to power may be fueling recent attacks on foreign troops. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten and NPR's Guy Raz.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.