Archive for the ‘Literature’ category

Why give Rushdie a knighthood?

Friday, 22 June 2007

It should have come as no surprise to the authorities that awarding Salman Rushdie a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours would cause protests from the Islamic world. Of course, this would be no reason not to reward a person deserving the honour. The United Kingdom is a country where free speech is valued. It […]

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The Da Vinci Code, fiction and free speech

Saturday, 13 May 2006

The release of the film version of The Da Vinci code has seen widespread condemnation by religious groups, in particular the Roman Catholic Church. The Church has set up The Da Vinci Code Response Group, which has condemned The Da Vinci Code as “fiction trading as fact”. There is also the news that one Christian […]

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