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Iraqis React to Berg Murder

NPR's Eric Westervelt in Baghdad reports on reaction among Iraqis to the beheading of American businessman Nicholas Berg. A video of the beheading by masked militants was carried on some Arabic language satellite television networks. Many Iraqis say they were horrified by the act, which they called "un-Islamic."

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.