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Islamists' censorship now enters universities in India

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Apr 25, 2012 at 21:24

Dear Dr Pipes:

Islamism is a worldwide problem and its reach is ever increasing. Recently the Deobandi Islamic Seminary in India criticized a university in India for allowing a postdoctoral study entitled, "Use of Magic and Realism in the major novels of Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh and Vikram Set". The Seminary criticized India's secular government for giving a grant to the scholar of concern for conducting research on Rushdie's books. According to the seminary spokesman (as quoted by the BBC), "Salman Rushdie is a man whom (sic) India does not like. His book is banned in India. The university has no right to allow a post-doctoral study on him."

Of course, instead of standing up to the Islamists the university assured everyone that "the study was unlikely to happen because the researcher was not present due to medical reasons".

Submitting....

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