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Rushdie considering book about fatwa

Rushdie considering book about fatwa

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie says he is considering penning a book about the fatwa imposed upon him after he published "The Satanic Verses."
Rushdie awarded Best of Booker prize

Rushdie awarded Best of Booker prize

LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- Indian author Salman Rushdie's novel "Midnight's Children" has beaten five other former Booker prize winners shortlisted for the Best of the Booker prize.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
By United Press International

Salman Rushdie to speak at Emory U.

DECATUR , Ga., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Indian-British author Salman Rushdie is scheduled to give a lecture called "Autobiography and the Novel" at Emory University in Georgia next month.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.
By United Press International

Iraqi group offers blood money for artist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- An Internet audio message said to be from al-Qaida in Iraq offered a $100,000 reward for killing a Swedish artist who caricatured the Prophet Mohammed.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

Al-Qaida threatens attack on Britain

LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's top aide, promises a "very precise response" to Britain's award of a knighthood to Salman Rushdie.

Rushdie, 'Top Chef' Lakshmi seek divorce

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Writer Salman Rushdie, recently knighted in Britain, and his wife, "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi, are divorcing after three years of marriage.

Report: Bomb warning posted in chat room

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- A message threatening London with bombing was posted on an Islamist Web site hours before a Mercedes loaded with explosives was left outside a nightclub.

Terrorists increasingly turn to Internet

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- The British government is taking steps to address the growing prominence of al-Qaida and other Islamic extremists who use the Internet to devise terror plots.

Violence erupts over author's knighting

SRINAGAR, Pakistan, June 23 (UPI) -- Violence erupted in Kashmir between police and protesters angered by Britain's decision to confer knighthood on author Salman Rushdie.

Pakistani leader: Rushdie a 'blasphemer'

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 21 (UPI) -- Anger caused by the British knighthood awarded author Salman Rushdie drew more criticism in Pakistan Thursday, with another politician making violent threats.

Straw no Rushdie fan

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- British Parliament leader Jack Straw sympathizes with Muslims' distress over honors given author Salman Rushdie but disagrees with those who want him dead.

Bhutto condems minister's statement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 21 (UPI) -- A minister who said the knighthood of Salman Rushdie justifies suicide attacks should be dismissed, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said.

Brit official 'sorry' for Rushie flap

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- Britain's foreign secretary Wednesday expressed sorrow over any offense caused to Muslims by the knighting of "The Satanic Verses" writer Salman Rushdie.

Pakistan opposing Rushdie's knighthood

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 20 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Foreign Office has told a British high commissioner that Pakistan staunchly opposes Britain's knighthood of author Salman Rushdie.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

Iran group raises Rushdie bounty

TEHRAN, June 18 (UPI) -- A non-governmental organization in Iran is offering $150,000 for the death of author Salman Rushdie.

Pakistan objects to Rushdie honors

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 18 (UPI) -- The Pakistan parliament has voted unanimously to condemn the Queen of England's bestowal of knighthood on controversial author Salman Rushdie. Rushdie, who went into hiding after his book, "The Satanic Verses," caused an uproar in the Muslim world that in

Iran condemns knighthood of Salman Rushdie

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Officials in Iran have criticized Britain's decision to allow author Salman Rushdie to be knighted by the queen in London.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.
By United Press International

Cat Stevens denies death endorsement

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Folk singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has claimed he never supported the Iranian death sentence issued against writer Salman Rushdie.

Patrick White's odd archives revealed

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Archives belonging to the late Patrick White, Australia's Nobel literature laureate, have been purchased by the National Library of Australia.

Rushdie says Muslim face veils 'suck'

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Muslim author Salman Rushdie has provoked another outcry after telling a British radio network that women's full-face veils "suck."
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