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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