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The Rushdie fatwa 20 years later

Satanic Verses cover, via WikipediaRushdie: I’m glad I wrote Satanic Verses at BreakingNews.ie referring to this interview
Geoffrey Wheatcroft on Reflections on a fatwa in the International Herald Tribune
Lisa Appignanesi on The Satanic Verses at 20 at Index on Censorship; and listen to her here on the Guardian website
Bernard-Henri Lévy on Emblem of Darkness at Index on Censorship
Anniversary of Rushdie book fatwa on the BBC
Satanic Verses‘ polarising untruths on the BBC
What happened to the book burners? on the BBC
Matthew d’Ancona on How we got here in The Spectator
Andrew Anthony on How one book ignited a culture war in The Guardian
Salman Rushdie and a fatwa woman on Looking for Words
The Satanic Verses Still Have Something to Say as Freedom of Expression Remains Threatened (pdf) at Article XIX
Unwritten books, unshown art on this blog

2 Responses to “The Rushdie fatwa 20 years later”

  1. […] if the publication is found to have genuine value. [On the Satanic Verses controversy, see here and here; on the Mohammed cartoons controversy, see here, here and here]. Volokh’s second point is […]

  2. […] done – indeed, I suspect that nobody will confuse the movie in question with The Satanic Verses. Otherwise, we give the heckler the veto over what we can say and what we can hear. Bring the […]

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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