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Murray had fallen afoul of the Vatican because he advocated for the US concept of religious freedom rather than a united church-state, but he often criticized American culture for its secularism and decadence.
The works of foreign authors -- including Paulo Coelho and Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- have also fallen afoul of Iranian authorities.
Stark has apparently fallen afoul of her student debt, the $85,000 her master's degree cost her (a repo man wised up to her teaching job and career).