Salman Rushdie: 10 quotes on his birthday

Here are 10 quotes from Salman Rushdie.

2. On life after the Fatwa


“For many people, I've ceased to be a human being. I've become an issue, a bother, an ‘affair.’ … And has it really been so long since religions persecuted people, burning them as heretics, drowning them as witches, that you can't recognize religious persecution when you see it?”

Address at Columbia University (1991)

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