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Rushdie Knighthood Angers Muslims

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Rushdie Knighthood Angers Muslims

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Pakistani Muslims torch a Britain flag as they shout slogans during a protest in Lahore, condemning the title of Sir awarded to Salman Rushdie. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani Muslims torch a Britain flag as they shout slogans during a protest in Lahore, condemning the title of Sir awarded to Salman Rushdie.

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The news that Queen Elizabeth would bestow knighthood upon writer Salman Rushdie sparked protest in some Muslim nations, particularly Pakistan and Iran. Duncan Campbell, senior correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, discusses the violent reaction to Rushdie's knighthood.

Duncan Campbell, senior correspondent, The Guardian