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Rushdie's plight

Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: Islamic law -- an oxymoron

Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Apr 7, 2006 at 06:46

>Submitted by Taj Ashaheed, Apr 6, 2006 at 04:31

>no joke and no hypocrisy

>with all due respect, it might be that you need to get out more...

>indeed he has constant security, but it's a known fact that he now lives in New York (or in >your vernacular is NY a synonym for "secret location"?) as for where i saw him, i'd have to first >say "a couple places", i saw him on the David Letterman show, appear at a U2 concert >onstage, and a friend of mine attended a reading by him of his book "Fury" in CA a couple >years ago...Oh, and he appeared in the movie "Bridget Jones diary"...

Taj, these are high security occasions when every participant is vetted to make sure he/she does not have a nasty surprise for Rushdie (and others). Rushdie himself has described he has been moved from one safe house to another. You cannnot by any stretch of imagination say Rushdie is leading a normal life.

After all there is still a reward of millions of dollars for his assasination, not to speak of the reception committee of 72 virgins waiting up there for the benefit of the assasin.(what if the assasin is a woman is a good question)

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