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Iran Cyber Commander Killed; Harry Potter Grows Up

Plus Muslim Brotherhood likens Egypt’s army to Hitler, and more in the news

Stephanie Butnick
October 03, 2013

• The commander of Iran’s Cyber War headquarters was shot and killed near Tehran in what Iran is calling an assassination. [YNet]

• The Western Wall rabbi has asked Orthodox young women not to crowd the women’s section during Friday’s Rosh Chodesh service, a tactic designed to keep the Women of the Wall out of the area, citing increased security concerns at the holy site. [JTA]

• Britain’s Daily Mail has apologized for sending a reporter to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s late uncle’s memorial service, just days after Miliband responded passionately to an article in the newspaper accusing his immigrant father of being disloyal. [Jewish Chronicle]

• An excellent profile of Daniel Radcliffe, the actor formerly known as Harry Potter, shows the 24-year-old’s attempts to create a new on-stage identity. [NYT]

• Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood compared the country’s army to Hitler for its role in the coup that ousted former president Mohammed Morsi. [Times of Israel]

• Finland’s Finns Party is expelling one of its members, who took a picture of his friend giving a Nazi salute in parliament and posted it on his blog. [Reuters]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.