In the Shadow of the Fatwa

Malik, Kenan
http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/in-the-shadow-of-the-fatwa/

Publisher:  Kenan Malik
Date Written:  14/02/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15854

Twenty five years ago not even death threats, bombings, and murders could not stop the publication of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. Today, all it takes is for one person to shout ‘offence’ for liberals to haul out the metaphorical burqa to protect our sensitivities. But in defending one's right to say what they wish, even if it is deemed by some to be offensive, what we are truly defending is the necessity for a plural world.