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A tsunami of outrage: Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses
The writer had no idea his novel would unleash such anger and become a litmus test of freedom of expression Salman Rushdie attacked in New York – latest updates When Salman Rushdie wrote his novel The Satanic Verses in September 1988, he thought its many references to Islam might cause some ripples. “I expected a few mullahs would be offended, call me names, and then I could defend myself in public,” Rushdie would tell an interviewer much later. Continue reading...