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Salman Rushdie and the Jaipur Literary Festival: the zealots have triumphed again
Allan Massie
Daily Telegraph, 25 January 2012

 

Mirthless Moralisers vs Free Speech
Tauriq Moosa
Big Think , 24 January 2012

 

Can't take Bombay out of the boy
Salil Tripathi
Live Mint, 19 January 2012

 

'Christendom droeg zelf weinig bij aan Europese cultuur'
Robin de Wever
Trouw, 8 November 2011

 

De Mythe van het Christelijke Europa
Gerard Driehuis
Welingelichte Kringen, 25 October 2011

 

Raymond Tallis Takes Out the 'Neurotrash'
Marc Perry
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 October 2011

 

Storbritanniens politikere har skabt et moralsk underskud
Troels Heeger
Information, 16 August 2011

 

Das ist keine Aufklärung!
Kai Rogusch
Migazin, 25 May 2011

 

Will pharmacogenetics lead to colour-coded medicine?
Nishat Hyder
BioNews, 23 May 2011

 

Torture is still wrong
The Economist, 9 May 2011

 

Effective! And still wrong - the case against pragmatic ethics
Timothy P Carney
Washington Examiner, 9 May 2011

 

Att göra muslimer till 'de andra'
Daniel Wiklander
Arbteran, 13 April 2011

 

Extracts from the Offence series
Seagull Books, 11 April 2011

 

How the Brixton riots, 30 years ago today, handed power to the mosques
Ed West,
Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2011

 

Fallout creations?
Sascha Akhtar
Himal, 8 April 2011

 

Det multikulturelle samfund er ikke problemet men løsningen
Mrutyuanjai Mishra
Jyllands-Posten, 26 March 2011

 

Danish Dynamite
Fredrik Ekelund
Sydsvenskan, 23 March 2011

 

Multikulti-vanvid i København
Troels Heeger and Søren Villemoes
Jyllands-Posten, 22 March 2011

 

Omfavnelsen av antiliberale eksmuslimer
Mohammad Usman Rana
Aftenposten, 2 March 2011

 

The End of Multiculturalism?
Straboek News, 19 February 2011

 

Masseindvandring og multikultur
Klaus Rothstein
Weekendavisen, 14 January 2011

 

Venstrefløjen har gjort racisme til en etnisk identitet
Interview by Anna von Sperling
Information, 10 January 2011

 

Why Salman Rushdie's book was burned
Maureen Freely
Washington Post, 9 January 2011

 

Malik om Stockhom i BT
Hans Rustad
Document, 16 December 2010

 

I've got a great idea – why doesn't the Government
just leave the 'Muslim community' alone?

Ed West,
Telegraph Blogs, 15 December 2010

 

'Four Lions': comedy about would-be terrorists
Dan Margolis
People's World, 14 December 2010

 

Humanism beyond the New Atheism
Caspar Melville
Fritanke, 8 December 2010

 

Der Kulturalismus ist eine reaktionäre Kraft
Interview with Frederik Stjernfelt
Jungle World, 2 December 2010

 

The story so far
David Goodhart
Prospect, December 2010

 

Tolerance of diversity
Pravin Sheth
Ahmedabad Mirror, 25 November 2010

 

Kenan Malik: Fra Fatwa til Jihad
Henrik Gade Jensen
Jyllands-Posten, 19 November 2010

 

Alt dette har vi (ikke) lært af 'De sataniske vers'
Anders Jerichow
Politiken, 19 November 2010

 

From Fatwa to Jihad
Don Margolis
Guernica, 17 November 2010

 

Have the authorities not got a twitter of sense?
Don Anderson
Belfast Telegraph, 16 November 2010

 

The politics of secularism
Dolan Cummings
Culture Wars, 18 September 2010

 

Are dying languages worth saving?
Tom de Castella
BBC News Magazine, 15 September 2010

 

The spillover effect
Saif Shahin
livemint.com, 11 September 2010

 

History's greatest bookburners
Judith Miller
The Daily Beast, 8 September 2010

 

Cheating? To be fair it is cricket
Mick Hume
spiked-online, 1 September 2010

 

Till frihetens försvar
Lars Åberg
Expressen, 9 September 2010

 

From Fatwa to Jihad
Jordan Michael Smith
Christian Science Monitor, 13 August 2010

 

Multiculturalism threatens free thinking
Garth Jones
New Zealand Herald, 5 August 2010

 

Omfavnelsen av antiliberale eksmuslimer
Mohammad Usman Rana
Aftenposten, 24 June 2010

 

Vilks fick som han ville
Lars Lindström
Expressen, 12 May 2010

 

The sacred in 'South Park'
Salil Tripathi
livemint.com, 28 April 2010

 

Orwell Prize shortlist announced
Anna Leach
Guardian, 15 April 2010

 

Battle of the babies
Caspar Melville
New Humanist, March-April 2010

 

Veckan som gick
Mats Johansson
Svensk Tidskrift, 15 January 2010

 

Pick of the paperbacks
Ophelia Field, Sally Cousins & Katie Owen
Sunday Telegraph, 10 January 2010

 

Index on Censorship self-censors in article about Yale University Press's self-censorship
Eugene Volokh
The Huffington Post, 5 January 2010

 

Laten we vooral lekker blijven doorzeuren
Elma Drayer
Trouw, 31 December 2009

 

Index on Censorship meets the enemy within
Wendy Kaminer
The Atlantic, 21 December 2009

 

The Times Christmas books: science
Anjana Ahuja
Times, 5 December 2009

 

Lyckad fatwa
Lena Andersson
Dagens Nyheter, 21 November 2009

 

Elke vooruitgang vereist belediging
Kustaw Bessems
De Pers, 16 November 2009

 

Här börjar en ny tid
Magnus Eriksson, Svenska Dagbladet, 13 November 2009

 

Ny bok om Islam
Einar Pettersen, Tidens Krav, 6 November 2009

 

Ytringsfrihet, men...
Frank Rossavik, Bergens Tidende, 3 November 2009

 

The Black Album: adapted to the stage 20 years after The Satanic Verses affair
Lee P Ruddin
History News Network, 30 October 2009

 

Fatwa, jihad og multikulturalisme
Lasse Midttun
Morgenbladet, 30 October 2009

 

En seier og et nederlag
Knut Olav Åmås
Aftenposten, 29 October 2009

 

Rushdie-sakens lange skygge
Thomas Berg
Dagbladet, 29 October 2009

 

En samtale med Kenan Malik
Hans Rustad
Document, 29 October 2009

 

Kenan Malik - misstagen identitet
Waldemar Ingdahl
Tidningen Kulturen, 19 October 2009

 

Internalized fatwa
Susannah Tarbrush
Qantara, 12 October 2009

 

How official anti-racism holds black children back
Adrian Hart
spiked review of books, September 2009

 

C]nd progresul merge invers
Cristian Ghinea
Dilema Veche, 3 December 2009

 

Multikulturelles Eigentor
Matthias Heitmann
Die Welt, 7 August 2009

 

The long road home
Claire Scobie
Observer Magazine, 28 June 2009

 

Keep talking
BBC Leeds, 10 June 2009

 

No speech please, we're British
Christopher Caldwell
The Weekly Standard, 2 March 2009

 

Multiculturalism and diversity: A reply to Kenan Malik
Radostin Kaloianov
Eurozine, 20 February 2009

 

Opinion: Fitna
Lawrence Boyce
Liberal Democrat Voice, 17 February 2009

 

Arven etter fatwaen
Annette Orre
Dagasivisen, 16 February 2009

 

Speech impediments
The Economist, 14 February 2009

 

Satanic Verses' polarising untruths
Lawrence Pollard
BBC News, 14 February 2009

 

Ten diepste blasfemisch
Thierry Chervel
Trouw, 14 February 2009

 

Der Fluch der 'Satanischen Verse'
Georges Waser
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14 February 2009

 

'Να ενθαρρύνουμε τους ανθρώπους να γίνονται προσβλητικοί...'
Katerina Economakou
Eleftherotypia, 14 February 2009

 

Islamkritiker Wilders testet Grenzen der Freiheit
Sebastian Borger
Berliner Morgenpost, 14 February 2009

 

Rushdie e la fatwa il fallimento liberal
Richard Newbury
La Stampa, 13 February 2009

 

Tödliche Furcht vor dem freien Denken
Jochen Wittmann
Kölnische Rundschau, 13 February 2009

 

Salman Rushdie i dalje simbol slobode govora
Glas Slavonije, 13 February 2009

 

Still in shadow of fatwa
Straits Times, 11 February 2009

 

Disturbing fallout of the Rushdie fatwa
Danny Finkelstein
Comment Central, The Times, 9 February 2009

 

Vorauseilende Unterwerfung
Thierry Chervel
Der Tagesspiegel, 7 February 2009
(English version)

 

Tilbake til start
Annette Orre
Dagsavisen, 24 January 2009

 

How one book ignited a cultural war
Andrew Anthony
Observer, 11 January 2009

 

The challenge of fundamentalism and imperialism:
Can secular Muslims work together?

Tarek Fatah
Indus Asia Online Journal, 11 January 2009

 

Quelques réflexions sur le concept d'islamophobie
Elif Kayi
Le Matin, 3 January 2009

 

Return of the storytellers
William Skidelsky
Observer, 28 December 2008

 

Virtuoos fileren
Elma Drayer
Trouw, 13 December 2008

 

Can a 4 year old be racist?
Madeleine Brettingham
TES, 24 October 2008

 

Sparking danger with passion
Sunday Times, 5 October 2008

 

Respect for religion now makes censorship the norm
Jo Glanville
Guardian, 30 September 2008

 

The right to offend
Inayat Bunglawala
Comment is free, 29 September 2008

 

Creationism in class is nothing to fear
Melanie McDonagh
The Times, 12 September 2008

 

Book festival: American elections and the throny issue of race
Susan Mansfield,
Scotsman, 19 August 2008

 

One law fits all
The Australian, 26 June 2008

 

Multikulturalism leder till elände
Nathan Shachar
Dagens Nyheter, 18 April 2008

 

Problem with the pinstriped maverick
The Herald, 13 March 2008

 

White season
Andrew Billen
The Times, 10 March 2008

 

Powell's prophecies
Oliver Kamm
9 March 2008

 

Down with 'enoughism'
Daniel Ben-Ami
spiked review of books, March 2008

 

Batı dünyasında neler oluyor?
Alev Alatli
Zaman, 2 February 2008

 

'It's like bombing the Louvre'
Mark Abley
Guardian, 28 January 2008

 

Tabloid adopsjon
Kadra Yusuf
Aftenposten, 11 January 2008

 

På vildspor mod lighed
Interview by Heidi Plougsgaard in Kulturweekend, Jyllands-Posten,
8 November 2007
(I will post a link when I am able to)

 

Race and genetics: racism vs. realism?
Peter McKnight
Halifax News, 6 November 2007

 

Radical Islam in Europe
CQ Global Researcher, November 2007
(The CQ Global Researcher is a paid subscription service; the link is to a free online pdf copy)

 

Pamuk tells BBC: Moderate political Islamists want EU,
Secularists want to lean on the military

New Anatolina, 15 September 2007

 

Pamuk: Islamists in Turkey more respectful to democracy than secularists
New Zaman, 14 September 2007

 

Interkultureller Dialog: Kulturzoo statt Demokratie?
Sabine Reul
Novo, July / August 2007

 

Open letter to Tariq Ramadan
David Goodhart
Propect, June 2007

 

Multiculturalism - tribalism recycled
Wolfgang Bruno
Global Politician, 16 May 2007

 

Speak to me as a citizen who happens to be Muslim
Ali Miraj
Muslim News, 23 February 2007

 

Democracy and identity: Building a global union
Jack Straw, MP
Cyril Foster Lecture, University of Oxford
25 January 2007

 

Facing the Islamist menace
Christopher Hitchens
City Journal, Winter 2007

 

Play your race cards right
John Lloyd
Financial Times, 15 December 2006

 

Britons review their multicultural experiment
James Button
The Age, 9 December 2006

 

Are Muslims a threat to free speech?
Neil Davenport
spiked online, 24 October 2006

 

How rightwing the left sounds after its moment of racial truth
Rod Liddle
Sunday Times, 27 August 2006

 

Antidebattanten
Hilde Sandvik
Bergens Tidende, 29 August 2006

 

In Britain-Pakistan ties, cricket's the easy part
Alan Cowell
New York Times, 22 August 2006

 

The British are not a people who can be terrorised into changing their ways
Dominic Lawson
Independent, 7 July 2006

 

Atmosphère suffocante dans le Londonistan
Ernst Hillebrand
Communautarisme.net, 1 July 2006

 

Faith in the secular
John Lloyd
Financial Times, 30 June 2006

 

'After the Rushdie affair, Islam in Britain became fused
with an agenda of murder'

Melanie Philliips
Observer, 28 May 2006

 

'Joe, I suspect, has no sense at all that he was born, or will die'
Michael Blastland
New Statesman, 17 April 2006

 

The end of freedom?
Andrew Anthony
Observer , 12 February 2006

 

Gud är tillbaka i vardagspolitiken
Lars Åberg
Göteborgs-Posten, 20 December 2005

 

No offence meant - but plenty taken
Thomas Sutcliffe
Independent on Sunday, 30 September 2005

 

Are we sleepwalking our way to apartheid?
Richard Woods and David Leppard
Sunday Times, 18 September 2005

 

Multiculturalism's many challenges
Frances Stead Sellers
Washington Post, 22 August 2005

 

It's paranoia, not Islamophobia
David Goodhart
Guardian, 15 July 2005

 

The politics of paranoia: The Muslim view
Torcuil Crichton
Sunday Herald, 6 March 2005

 

Is Islamophobia a myth?
Muslim Council of Britain and Hizb ut-Tahrir
Prospect, March 2005

 

Stop this folly now
Tomothy Garton Ash
Guardian, 17 February 2005

 

In the grip of panic
Jonathan Freedland
Guardian, 22 January 2005

 

Endangered languages
Elizabeth Browlow
Documenting Endangered Languages of the Pacific, 2005

 

Exploitation films in the severe style
Marco Maurizi
Soundscapes

 

What makes us exceptional?
Sandy Starr
spiked online, 29 December 2004

 

Facing the fear of bioterrorism
Bill Durodie
spiked online, 9 November 2004

 

Endangered Languages: There's nothing benign about benign neglect
Suzanne Romaine
Norrag News, 34, September 2004

 

Diversity divide
David Goodhart
Prospect, April 2004

 

Say no more
Jack Hitt
New York Times, 29 February 2004
(Full access only to subscribers)

 

Close the door before it is too late
David Goodhart
Guardian, 19 February 2004

 

Integration or Disintegration?
IWCA, 28 January 2004

 

What Edward Said
James Heartfield
spiked online, 1 October 2003

 

Taking stock of answers science cannot provide
Interview by Deborah Smith
Sydney Morning Herald, 5-6 July 2003

 

These chimps are fishing for ants... but does this ritual make them cultured?
Roger Highfield
Daily Telegraph, 31 October 2002

 

Chimpanzees are cultured creatures
Guardian, 24 September 2002

 

The anti-imperialism of fools
Mick Hume
New Statesman, 27 June 2002

 

Re-reading Darwin
Matt Ridley,
Prospect, August 2001
(full access only to subscribers)

 

Are animals persons?
D Balasubramanian
The Hindu, 7 December 2000

 

Nonsense on stilts
Edward Skidelsky
New Statesman, 5 June 2000

 

'Ebonics and the danger of racial politiics'
Helen Halyard,
World Socialist, 21 April 1997