Rushdie: Horrified At Lack Of Official Criticism Of Sikh Violence

Author Salman Rushdie, who had to go into hiding after being the subject of a religious fatwa, says he’s dismayed to see the response of official Britain to the death threats against a Sikh playwright in Birmingham. “It has been horrifying to see the response. It is pretty terrible to hear government ministers expressing approval of the ban and failing to condemn the violence, when they should be supporting freedom of expression.”