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Al Qaeda publishes most wanted list 2013 for crimes against Islam

Al Qaeda's latest list of "Wanted: Dead Or Alive for Crimes Against Islam," has been published in the jihadist magazine "Inspire." Eleven names feature on the list, together with their identifying photos. Rewards are up for grabs.

Review: 'Joseph Anton' by Salman Rushdie Special

Salman Rushdie's memoir opens with the moment he became aware that he had been sentenced to death and it ends with the moment he realised he would write the novel that would be the catalyst for the fatwa.

Op-Ed: 'Be braver' says Salman Rushdie

Paris - Today, "Charlie Hebdo" published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Its website is unavailable and riot police have been deployed. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and it is under attack.

Iran increases bounty on Salman Rushdie to $3,300,000

Iran has increased the bounty associated with the long-standing fatwa issued against writer Salman Rushdie. The price now offered on the writer's head has increased by $500,000 to $3,300,000.

Review: Midnight's Children a sweeping love story, history lesson Special

Toronto - Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Midnight's Children, based on the Salman Rushdie book, not only looks at a bittersweet love story but also includes some magical elements to teach us about the India-Pakistan divide.

Infamous Rushdie 'fatwa' the focus of upcoming Iranian videogame

"The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict" is the name of an upcoming Iranian video game based on the infamous fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini which called for the murder of the Indian-British novelist.

Saudi writer Hamza Kashgari arrested for blasphemy

Saudi Arabian writer Hamza Kashgari, 23, a columnist for the al-Bilad daily in Jeddah, was forced to flee the Kingdom for safety when a fatwa demanding his execution for blasphemy was issued earlier this week.

Muslim clerics want Salman Rushdie denied entry to India

Jaipur - Muslim clerics in India have demanded that Salman Rushdie be prevented from visiting India to attend a literary festival. Rushdie is the author of The Satanic Verses, a 1988 novel that caused outrage among Muslims because it allegedly blasphemed Islam.

Showtime adds two science-fiction series to line-up

Hoping to cash in on the resurgence of the science-fiction genre and gain an edge on their competitors, cable network Showtime has bought the rights to two new programs.

Op-Ed: Whatever happened to free speech?

An editorial in the Telegraph asks 'what has happened free speech ' in the UK - contrasting the humiliating expulsion of Dutch anti-jihadist parliamentarian Geert Wilders on February 12 with the UK's protection of author Salman Rushdie 20 years ago.

According to Salman Rushdie, 26/11 is an Act of Terror

Prominent author Salman Rushdie says that the attack on Mumbai is an act of terror. The novelist grew up in Mumbai and felt deep pain seeing some of the most prominent landmarks of the city were up in flames.

Salman Rushdie Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Despite World Protests

British author Salman Rushdie finally received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. The knighthood was announced last year, and it caused protests worldwide. The British government went ahead with the ceremony, recognizing Rushdie's lifelong body of work.

Pakistan Not Happy With New Knight

When Queen Elizabeth knighted Salman Rushdie she knew there could be trouble. With British flags blazing the Pakistanis sent a message to British High Commissioner Robert Brinkley. Basically telling him to get over here and have a little chat.

Queen confers Knighthood honours for Salman Rushdie and Ian Botham

Novelist Salman Rushdie receives knighthood in the Queen's BIrthday Honors. He was awarded for his great writing career. Also awarded knighthood were cricketer Ian Botham, fund raiser Jane Tomlinson and others.

Book Reviews

Fury By Salman Rushdie Publisher: Vintage Canada ISBN 0676974414 Format: Paperback “There’s the happy medium between the highbrow and the dross. Most people are middlebrow…” It’s hard to imagine a literary heavyweight like Salman Rushdie writi

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