Friday, June 13, 2008

Rushdie Fed Up With Fatwa

(Photo courtesy Mel Toast)

In Memory of Tim Russert, there will be no Happy Friday Happy Hour.
- Happy Friday 13th-

Two years ago, Losing the War on Humor was founded in solidarity with the Danish cartoonists facing death threats by religious extremists -- that, and divine inspiration from the Godfather of Truthiness, Stephen Colbert.

In the wake of the 'Danish Cartoons Affair' in March 2006 - which many considered to be an echo of the death threats and fatwa which had followed the publication of Rushdie's Satanic Verses in 1989 - Rushdie signed the manifesto 'Together Facing the New Totalitarianism' Manifesto, a statement warning of the dangers of religious extremism. The Manifesto was published in the left-leaning French weekly Charlie Hebdo in March 2006.


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