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`Wrong lessons learnt from my fatwa ordeal’

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Published on July 24, 2015 with No Comments

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 said that the world has learned the “wrong lessons“ about freedom of expression. He said his ordeal should have served as a wakeup call to the world. Instead, after the 911 attack in US and the massacre in Paris in January this year of cartoonists and staff at the Charlie Hebdo, Rushdie said writers and other people were too cowed to talk freely about Islam


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