Religion

Rushdie: Free Speech Threatened by Religious Extremism

And he should know

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Novels such as The Satanic Verses would struggle to be published today because the violent fallout and fear would be too great for publishers, Sir Salman Rushdie said today.

The 65 year-old suggested that free speech was being put at risk because "religious extremists of all stripes" attacked people who criticised other beliefs.

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