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Salman Rushdie says he'll 'get medieval' on Times Literary Supplement
Salman Rushdie says he'll 'get medieval' on Times Literary Supplement

After the Times Literary Supplement criticized Salman Rushdie's choice of words, the Booker Prize winner author strikes back. It all began when Rushdie responded to the attacks on French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo by Muslim extremists. Rushdie was a natural person to speak up for free speech; the author spent years in hiding after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the killing of the author of "The Satanic Verses." After the attacks in France on Charlie Hebdo, Rushdie posted a short response at English PEN, the organization that advocates internationally for free speech rights. "Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with...

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