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.

Rushdie death reward boosted in Iran

2012-09-16 21:21

A semi-official religious foundation in Iran has increased a reward it had offered for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3m from $2.8m, says a report.


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.

Kashmir girl band quits over fatwa

2013-02-05 16:26

An all-girl teenage rock band from Indian-administered Kashmir has decided to quit after the region's top Muslim cleric declared their music to be "un-Islamic".

Rushdie to return to India despite threats

2012-03-13 15:39

British author Salman Rushdie is to speak at a conference in India, organisers have announced, two months after death threats forced him to pull out of a literature festival.

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