Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses Fatwa, 30 Years On

On February 14, 1989 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for British writer Salman Rushdie to be killed for writing “The Satanic Verses”, which the cleric said insulted Islam.

Rushdie: from fatwa fugitive to free speech hero

Robert Spencer — From Rushdie to Geller: The Steady Erosion of Free Speech

When the Islamic Republic of Iran called for his death for insulting Islam, Salman Rushdie became an international hero of free speech. Later defenders of this fundamental freedom, however, have not fared as well, as I show in my new book “The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies).”


Keith Vaz: Dodgy MP Who Betrayed Salman Rushdie Finally Gets His Comeuppance

How did he get away with it for so long?

This is the question that almost nobody is asking about Keith Vaz, the disgraced MP exposed as having taken part in cocaine- and poppers-enhanced orgies with Romanian rent boys in one of the five houses he has managed mysteriously to accumulate in his parliamentary career.


Female Muslim Author Beaten, Sent to Mental Hospital After Praising Rushdie

Zainub Priya Dala, a South African Muslim author and psychologist, was “violently attacked for expressing admiration for Salman Rushdie” the day after praising the author. After countless phoned-in threats to recant, Dala was placed under psychiatric care in which she was “drugged until I could not walk” and advised to adopt a proper Muslim lifestyle.

South African Author ZP Dala

Rushdie: ‘The Moment You Limit Free Speech, It’s Not Free Speech’

Wednesday at the University of Vermont, “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie defended the Charlie Hebdo murdered cartoonists’ right to offend with free speech. Rushdie  said, “Charlie Hebdo attacked everything. It attacked Muslims, the Pope, Israel and rabbis, black people


Bill Maher: Paris Attack Suggests Muslims ‘Share Bad Ideas’

During the airing of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on January 9, Maher commented on the Charlie Hebdo attack by saying that while he believes “the vast majority of Muslims would never do anything like this,” it seems “they share bad ideas.”

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