At Last

The establishment shows some backbone. Read about this miracle here. Some readers have commented that Salman Rushdie’s knighthood was only conferred upon him to inflame the Islamic world. Gotta love collective paranoia. There is an alternative suggestion: maybe he was honoured because he has succeeded in producing an extensive and compelling body of work. Why should we let any religious group dictate who is ‘honoured’? This is supposed to be a secular society. Why should we capitulate to the hysterical demands of religious extremists?

Intellectual freedom, anybody? Sanity prevails for once. A true miracle indeed.

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