Salman Rushdie

The epic story of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses is well-deserving of its own biography

So-called liberals prefer to turn a blind eye to the treatment of women by jihadists and support the enemies of America

In a letter to Standpoint, published in the latest issue of the magazine, Nigel Lawson reveals the Cabinet’s unanimous support for Special Branch protection of Salman Rushdie when, in 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a fatwa against the Satanic Verses author and offered a bounty for his death.

Salman Rushdie’s account of the life under a fatwa highlights the moral cowardice of establishment figures of the Left and the Right

‘A disciple of Terry Eagleton objects to a culture of “dead white men”. Would she sneer at a culture of “dead black men”?’

Western liberals are happy to speak truth to power—when they are sure they won’t be thrown in prison or the subject of a fatwa


Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity yesterday featured Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens singing “Peace Train”. Islam/Stevens previously showed his commitment to peace and sanity by saying that death was the appropriate punishment for Salman Rushdie’s “blasphemy”.