Category: Salman Rushdie

£80,000 price on Rushdie’s head as anger grows over knighthood

The international row over Salman Rushdie’s knighthood escalated after Islamic extremists placed a £80,000 bounty on the writer’s head. The British Government expressed its “deep concern” over reported comments by one of Pakistan’s ministers which suggested Rushdie’s knighthood could justify suicide attacks.

Porn a measure of freedom, says Rushdie

LONDON – Salman Rushdie has done it again. The writer, who was put under a death sentence for insulting Prophet Muhammad in The Satanic Verses, has raised the stakes with an essay praising pornography, according to a report in The Sunday Times. In the essay, to be published this autumn alongside images of American porn stars in a book called XXX:30 Porn Star, Rushdie argues that a free and civilised society should be judged by its willingness to accept pornography. His views are likely to infuriate Christians and Muslims alike, the Times said. Iranian hardliners recently renewed a death sentence