Jun 20, 2007

They didn't know

The committee that recommended that Salman Rushdie be knighted had no idea the honor would cause an uproar.
It also emerged yesterday that the writers' organisation that led the lobbying for the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses to be knighted had originally hoped that the honour would lead to better relations between Britain and Asia.

Stanley Kurtz has more.

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