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Posts Tagged: Salman Rushdie

February 17, 2014 3:27 pm
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Salman Rushdie’s Fatwa 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini brought his edict down on Salman Rushdie. Iran's revolutionary leader objected to the author's magical-realist novel The Satanic Verses because of...

February 7, 2014 11:41 am
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Sochi Olympics: Remembering Sergei Magnitsky

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, over 200 writers from around the world - including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and Russian novelist Lyudmila Ulitskaya -...

September 23, 2012 2:06 am
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A Muhammad Cartoon a Day

When Salman Rushdie mocked Islamic sanctities in 1989 in his magical realist novel The Satanic Verses, Ayatollah Khomeini did something shockingly original: He pronounced a death...

September 21, 2012 11:07 am
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Innocence of Religion

The pathetically incompetent film "Innocence of Muslims" has sparked off the usual and predictable riots and murder around Muslim streets and illustrates perfectly the cultural chasm...

September 19, 2012 4:07 pm
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Are Radical Imams Going to Redefine Freedom of Speech?

Now there are threats of violence directed against France for the publication of a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammad in violation of Islamic law.  This...

January 20, 2012 4:37 pm
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Rushdie Cancels Literary Event in Wake of Islamist Threats

An Indian Islamist leader is hailing Salman Rushdie's decision to cancel an appearance at a literary festival due to death threats as "a victory for...

December 7, 2011 6:27 pm
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Writers Should Wake Up Early

As a glutton for torture (and as a recent parent, which is kind of the same thing), I've been taking advantage of early mornings. My kids...

Features

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...

World

Tombstones Vandalized in Romanian Jewish Cemetery on Holocaust Remembrance ...

JNS.org - Some ten tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in the Romanian capital of Bucharest were vandalized earlier this week as...

Israel

For Israel’s Memorial Day, New Initiative Honors Fallen Soldiers Who Have...

JNS.org - A new campaign for Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) seeks to commemorate fallen soldiers who may not have any living...

Middle East

Many Foreign Fighters Abandon ISIS, Surrender at Turkish Border

Large numbers of foreign fighters and sympathizers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that...

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