Note: This interview was done the day before violence broke out over “Innocence of Muslims” – (~ 11 mio. views.. ), – and it’s focus is on Rushdies new book.
– Have patience with the interviewing Danish journalist, who is not exactly “top-dollar”..
“There is no rule in litterature which says you have to be polite”..
“If you are standing up for important principles, you don’t defend those principles by compromise or appeasement. I learned that the hard way ” !
- Rushdie’s New Nightmare (thedailybeast.com)
- Top authors denounce $500,000 new bounty on Rushdie (independent.co.uk)
- Iran reissues fatwa on Salman Rushdie as film protests spread (theweek.co.uk)