Salman Rushdie

AP

The Fatwa on Salman Rushdie, Twenty-Five Years On

On February 14, 1989, precisely 25 years ago, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called upon "all brave Muslims of the world" to murder the apostate Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, a novel condemned as blasphemous. Twenty-five years ago, on February 14, 1989, war was declared by Islamic end-times fundamentalists upon freedom of thought, freedom of speech, literature, secularism, and human expression.
Mongrel Media

VIFF Opening Film Chosen

Midnight’s Children, Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s tale of India in the years after it gained independence, will be the opening film of the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month....