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Rushdie Jr: 'Fatwa Was Fun For Me'

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE's infamous fatwa in 1988 intrigued his young son, who thought the death threats were "fun" and "cool". The acclaimed author provoked outrage from extremist Muslims around the world when he published controversial...

Cat Stevens Still Fears 'Journalistic Malice'

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS is so wary of the press he records every interview he conducts for fear of being misquoted. Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM, who devoted his life to the religion...

Rushdie: 'Muslim Veil Sucks'

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE has reignited the row over Muslim dress codes, insisting the veils worn by Islamic women "suck". Rushdie made the inflammatory comment after former British foreign secretary JACK STRAW sparked a scandal by...

Rushdie Joins Us University Staff

Acclaimed British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has signed up to teach literature at an American university, and will donate his archive to the establishment's library too. THE SATANIC VERSES author who, in 1989, became the subject...

Rushdie Defends Grass

British writer SALMAN RUSHDIE has defended German author GUENTER GRASS in the light of revelations the Nobel Prize-winning writer was a member of Hitler's Waffen-SS. THE TIN DRUM novelist confessed he was recruited into the...

Rushdie Slams Film Protesters' Support

British novelist SALMAN RUSHDIE has dismissed support of a 100-strong rally to protest against a proposed film set on their street as "philistine, sanctimonious, and disgraceful". The Bengali film protesters in east London, who oppose...

Rowling Named Greatest Living British Author

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING has been named the greatest living British author, beating heavyweight novelists including SALMAN RUSHDIE and IAN MCEWAN to the honour. Rowling received three times as many votes as second place...

Rushdie Death Sentence 'Renewed'

The religious edict condemning author SALMAN RUSHDIE to death for his controversial novel THE SATANIC VERSES will remain "forever", Iran's official news agency reports. The book, which caused a furore in the Muslim community...

Hornby Nominated For Book Prize

ABOUT A BOY author NICK HORNBY has been shortlisted as a possible winner for next year's (06) Whitbread best novel prize. The British writer, whose best-selling novels HIGH FIDELITY, FEVER PITCH and ABOUT A...

Kylie And Dannii Tackled Rushdie At Scrabble

Australian pop singer siblings KYLIE and DANNII MINOGUE both have a secret talent - they are experts at word-based board game Scrabble. The pair regularly play at the home of writer pal KATHY LETTE,...

Atkinson Fights To Amend Religious Hatred Bill

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON has slammed a controversial British government bill banning incitement to religious hatred as "grievously damaging" to the theatre. The ruling became more wide-ranging after intense pressure from the Muslim community,...

Salman Rushdie Fatwa Reaffirmed

A fatwa against best-selling author SALMAN RUSHDIE has been reaffirmed by Iran's spiritual leader, 16 years after it was first declared. Indian-born Rushdie was last night (19JAN05) denounced by AYATOLLA KHAMENEI in his message...

Rushdie Speaks Out After Play Ban

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has joined the protests against the axing of a play depicting rape and murder in a Sikh temple. The writer, who was forced into hiding when he became the subject...

Rushdie Delays Honeymoon

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has delayed his honeymoon - to attend a New York gala for the PEN writer's group this evening (20APR04). The SATANIC VERSES writer, 56, wed long term love PADMA LAKSHMI,...

Minogues And Salman Rushdie In Scrabble Gang

Pop sisters KYLIE and DANNII MINOGUE enjoy nothing better than playing SCRABBLE with controversial author SALMAN RUSHDIE. The Australian siblings discovered they share their passion for the board game with THE SATANIC VERSES writer,...

Salman Rushdie And Girlfriend Gyrate At Party

Author SALMAN RUSHDIE and his gorgeous girlfriend have ended rumours their three-year relationship is in trouble - by performing a raunchy dance at a star-studded bash. The SATANIC VERSES author, 56, and model-turned-actress PADMA...

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