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Heckled author threatens lawsuit

A heckling incident at a Chapters store has turned into an ugly war of words that may spill over into the courts. Howard Rotberg, author of The Second Catastrophe, a novel set in Israel, was reportedly heckled by two Muslim men during a discussion of the book at a Chapters location in Waterloo, Ontario. The men reportedly accused Rotberg of depicting all Muslims as terrorists. When one of the men uttered an anti-Semitic remark, they were escorted out of the store. Indigo Books & Music has since released a statement about the incident, claiming that Rotberg retorted to the taunting with a racist remark of his own. Rotberg denies the accusation is now considering suing the chain for libel.

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