re: #7 CuriousLurker
Wood’s reliance on Haykel raised my eyebrow. Wood notes that Haykel is Lebanese, but doesn’t mention that he is not Muslim. I suspect his mention of Haykel’s ethnicity was intended to mislead the reader into thinking Haykel is Muslim, when he isn’t.
Think a person like Haykel with Lebanese Christian and Jewish parents might have some biases about Muslims? I think so. (I seem to recall a woman who is one of the most deranged Islamophobes is also a Lebanese Christian.)
A second opinion was warranted, even if “everyone told Wood to talk to Haykel”.