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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

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

World

British-Jewish Student Leader Co-Sponsors Motion to Sever Ties With UK̵...

British-Jewish students are "fed up with taking a soft approach” to the head of the country’s largest student union -- who is embroiled...

Middle East

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the world's second biggest listed oil...

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