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$600,000 Added to Bounty on Author Salman Rushdie

February 24, 2016
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Salman Rushdie

27 years after its release, Salman Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses still incites outrage and controversy in Iran, with the recent addition of approximately $600,000 to the already $3.3 million bounty for the author’s death. To mark the 27 anniversary of the edict calling for Rushdie’s execution, 40 state-run media organizations announced last week at a digital media…

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Salman Rushdie: The World Has “Learned the Wrong Lessons” from Charlie Hebdo

July 29, 2015
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Salman Rushdie

In the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, some people continue to ask if free speech went too far. Award-winning author, Salman Rushdie, on the other hand says that the world has “learned the wrong lessons,” and out of fear we continue to stifle free speech. Last week the editor-in-chief at the Charlie Hebdo,…

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