Noted author Salman Rushdie has cancelled plans to appear at an Indian literature festival because of concerns about his safety. The usual battalion of Muslim fanatics have threatened death to someone who writes books. They have threatened to assassinate a writer because they don’t like what he writes. Once again, fundamentalist Muslims assert their right to determine what is or what is not insulting to their religion.
According to Rushdie when informed about potential violence, “While I have some doubts about the accuracy of this intelligence, it would be irresponsible of me to come to the festival in such circumstances.” His statement reveals that at least one Muslim will not be attending this festival.