salman rushdie :
- n British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
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- Salman Rushdie: 10 quotes on his birthday
British-Indian author Salman Rushdie first gained international attention when his second novel "Midnight's Children" won the Booker Prize in 1981. But it was Rushdie's fourth novel, "The Satanic Verses," published in 1988, that caused his fame to escalate. In 1989 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or death sentence based on Islamic law, against Rushdie, and he was forced into hiding for ...
June 18, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author Salman Rushdie , born on this date in 1947, “The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame.”
June 18, 2013 - The Buffalo News
- U2 can dine with Bono in Dublin if you're Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia dined with U2 singer Bono and his family in Dublin this afternoon after visiting Glendalough, Irish media reported. Finnegans pub has hosted its share of famous visitors, including Salman Rushdie, Mel Gibson and Penelope Cruz. About 60 invited guests were ...
June 18, 2013 - The Washington Times