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Tired of Rushdie?? Heck No!

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Mar 27, 2012 at 02:26

Dear Dr Pipes:

Debanjan Banerjee asks me if I am tired of Rsuhdie. Why would I be tired of Rushdie? I am proud of him. Even if he is 100% wrong, he deserves admiration for so steadfastly and so non-violently sticking to his principles. Islamists kill others and each other at the drop of a hat. Rushdie has waged an intellectual battle for for decades without advocating violence of any kind and so I admire him. Rushdie is against religious-fanaticism. He is against religious fanaticism of all kinds including that of Hindus. And Hindus like rational people. So I like Rushdie.

Rushdie once said that there cannot be any freedom of speech without freedom to offend. In the beginning I did not understand what Rushdie meant. But when I understood what he meant, I admired him even more. Debanjan Banerjee offends me every time he writes. But I tolerate him. For that I thank Rushdie.

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