The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath
Kenan Malik's "From Fatwa to Jihad"
Larson, Charles R.http://www.counterpunch.org/larson03042011.html
Date Written: 04/03/2011
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12495
The Rushdie affair is shrouded by mythsthat the hostility to The Satanic Verses was driven by theology, that all Muslims were offended by the novel, that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy, that in a plural society speech must necessarily be less free.