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What's wrong with Muslim response to Rushdie affair?

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2022) What's wrong with Muslim response to Rushdie affair? New Straits Times, 29 August 2022.

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There are establishment intellectuals who are vociferous about Rushdie's right to write, but kowtow to repressive governments that stifle dissent, imprison writers and shut down media outlets under various pretexts. Many have rightfully denounced the deplorable attack on Rushdie in New York. But what about midnight door knocks and forced disappearances of journalists and writers in countries ruled by autocrats? There are commentators who are vocal about Rushdie's right to write but are not equally silver-tongued about free speech infringements in other cases. While Muslims must avoid book-burning and other forms of furore, the self-styled champions of free speech cannot overlook such issues. Silence on them will complicate the freedom-of-expression discourse and may not further the interest of Rushdie as a writer.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 10:04
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2022 10:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99763

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