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Consigning “Blasphemy” to History

This week, the Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, signalled that he intended to crackdown on allegedly blasphemous content on the internet, calling it an “unpardonable offence.” We have been here several times before, of course, most notably during the Satanic Verses affair … Continue reading

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The Muslim Community from Rushdie to Hebdo

I went along to the Muslim Institute in Old Street, London, earlier this afternoon to take part in a panel discussion entitled “The Muslim Community from Rushdie to Hebdo”. I have written about this topic on several previous occasions so … Continue reading

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Inayat Bunglawala ‘Shows His True Colours’ re: Satanic Verses Affair

Earlier today, I received a copy of the following email which has evidently been sent to some senior UK Muslim figures from an organisation called Hizbul Ulama UK. It is about the short piece I wrote for the Guardian yesterday … Continue reading

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Today’s Guardian: Looking Back At The Satanic Verses

I have a short piece in today’s Guardian looking back at the Satanic Verses affair. The Guardian item contains recollections from a number of people and appears to have been commissioned because Salaman Rushdie’s memoirs are due to be published … Continue reading

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