“Freedom is not a tea party, India. Freedom is a war.”

By posted at 10:30 am on March 29, 2012 3

Recently Salman Rushdie spoke at a conference in Delhi. He had been scheduled to appear with the Pakistani politician Imran Khan, who later pulled out of the event citing the “immeasurable hurt” that The Satanic Verses had done to Muslims. Rushdie, who had earlier been prevented from attending the Jaipur literary festival for fear of his presence inciting a riot, dismissed Khan’s claims: “The chilling effect of violence is very real and it is growing in this country.”

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3 Responses to ““Freedom is not a tea party, India. Freedom is a war.””

  1. Shanny
    at 12:17 pm on March 29, 2012

    The Pakistani politician is Imran Khan and he is not an imam

  2. Emily M. Keeler
    at 12:28 pm on March 29, 2012

    Thanks for the correction, Shanny. I’ve now edited the post to remove the error.

  3. Thomas
    at 2:25 am on March 30, 2012

    The “whom” in the first sentence is wrong. It should be “who”, since it is the subject of “pulled out”, not the object.

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