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Death Threat Prevents Salman Rushdie From Attending Largest Literary Festival In India

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It's too bad that some parts of the world don't believe in free speech.

Salman Rushdie, an India-born writer, was scheduled to appear at the country's largest literary festival, but canceled his appearance after receiving death threats that stem from his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses.

Some Muslims are still not over the book that sparked violent protests shortly after its release and earned the British citizen a death sentence

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Salman Rushdie Coming To Showtime

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Excellent. We're excited to see what he'll bring to the fold.

Sources report that British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children, has been wooed to pen a new show for Showtime. Salman will bring his own style to a new drama series called Next People, which "dissects different aspects of contemporary American life."

Inneresting. We'll have to check it out when it hits the tube.

Congrats on the opportunity, Salman!

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