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Cathy Young / Free speech involves listening to ideas we may find offensive

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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:01 am

Twenty-five years ago, British writer Salman Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" was viewed as blasphemous by many Muslims, became the target of a fatwa - a death decree - by then-Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Rushdie spent 10 years in hiding. Several violent attacks, some fatal, were linked to the fatwa.

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