Religion must be subject to satire - Rushdie

2015-01-07 19:58
Salman Rushdie. (Foto: Andrew Winning, Reuters)

Salman Rushdie. (Foto: Andrew Winning, Reuters)

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London - British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie paid tribute on Wednesday to the work of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo following a deadly attack on its offices Wednesday, saying religion must be subject to satire.

"I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity," said Rushdie, who was the subject of a fatwa, or religious edict, calling for his assassination in the 1980s.

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