Tag Archive: Rushdie

Oct 10 2012

There is a need for blasphemy

In the recent BBC documentary on The Fatwa: Salman Rushdie’s Story, writer Hanif Kureishi says: Rushdie speaks in the book for Muslims. This is an extremely important book. He speaks for their doubts. He speaks the bits of them that they actually think and feel sometimes – do I really believe in all this stuff …

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Nov 14 2011

Facebook and Salman Rushdie

Ophelia Benson reports that Facebook de-activated Salman Rushdie’s account but has now re-activated it, though it initially asked him to call himself Ahmed Rushdie. I’m not surprised.

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