A complaint has been lodged against four authors who read out excerpts from Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses in protest to his being prevented from attending Jaipur Literature Festival due to death threats.
One of the authors, Hari Kunzru, says:
‘We wanted to demystify the book. It is, after all, just a book. Not a bomb. Not a knife or a gun. Just a book.’
Yes just a book but clearly Islamist ‘sensibilities’ are more important than death threats and murder.