Happy Birthday, Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie’s birthday is apparently a sign for Islamic fundamentalists to once again bring up death threats. These death threats first happened 20 years ago when a fatwa was placed on Rushdie for his book “The Satanic Verses”.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article1951462.ece

Can’t believe the whole thing is still alive in people’s memories even after 20 years!

For all the folks who want to ban his book, Rushdie has just this to say:

It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.

Way to go Rushdie, and hoping there’s tons more fantastic story-telling from you!

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  • infloox

    A bit late in reading this post, but thanks for adding that link! It’s amazing how strongly people are still after him. lol @ your comment about how not to be offended by a book 😀 I just made a post (with video!) about Rushdie on my blog too (http://infloox.wordpress.com/) where he discusses his favourite books and authors and so on. Very interesting to hear it straight from his mouth!

    • Cool ! I hugely admire Salman Rushdie’s writing, so I will definitely pay a visit to your blog.

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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  • came here from over at Kiran’s. your daughter has a lovely smile!!! adorable!! god bless. 🙂

    • Doesn’t she ? When I am at work and missing her too much, I just pop in to my blog and look at her pictures 🙂

      Thanks for visiting…

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