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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...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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