Sunday 21 October 2018

Thirty years since Rushdie's verses and we've learned nothing

Starting the fire: Muslims in Bradford, England, burning The Satanic Verses in 1989
Starting the fire: Muslims in Bradford, England, burning The Satanic Verses in 1989
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

For a variety of coincidental reasons, 2018 has been very much the year of remembering times past.

That's hardly surprising, when you consider both the visit of the Pope and the historic abortion referendum.

But amidst the cosy nostalgia and understandable desire to compare things now to how they used to be back then, one anniversary has gone largely unmarked.

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