30 years on, why 'The Satanic Verses' remains so controversial

2018-10-01 13:54

Since the publication of The Satanic Verses, Rushdie has argued that religious texts should be open to challenge. This view, however, clashes with the view of those for whom the Quran is the literal word of God.

Rushdie: Iran fatwa taught wrong lessons

2015-07-22 21:02

More than a quarter century after being slapped with a fatwa from Iran calling for his murder over his book The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie says the world has learned the "wrong lessons" about freedom of expression.

Salman Rushdie defends free speech

2015-01-15 12:24

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book ‘The Satanic Verses’ drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, says the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free.


Yusuf Cat Stevens' and Cape Talk's lack of remorse: A 'sorry' state of affairs

2017-08-21 14:56

Two central requirements which perpetrators of abuses had to meet, in order to receive amnesty, were: full disclosure of their crimes, and signs of genuine contrition. Yusuf Cat Stevens did neither, writes Glenn Bownes.

Durban author attacked for praising Rushdie

2015-03-22 09:32

A Durban author Zainub Priya Dala was assaulted at knife-point and called “Rushdie’s bitch” after publically praising the British author’s writing style.

Religion must be subject to satire - Rushdie

2015-01-07 19:58

British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie has paid tribute to the work of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo following a deadly attack on its offices.

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