Personal Response on Salman Rushdie

I admire Salman Rushdie for being a brave writer. Rushdie’s works are also known for their boldness and willingness to challenge the status. He has been a vocal critic of oppressive powers and an outspoken advocate for freedom of expression. Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses was banned in many countries due to its controversial content, and he was even the target of a fatwa issued by the Iranian government.

It was interesting to hear Rushdie’s perspective of the event. I was surprised that he does not regret writing the book despite being hunted down and would do it again if he had the chance. Rushdie is someone to admire and respect, he symbolizes freedom of expression and sets an example that we shouldn’t back down even to influential people.

I was also intrigued by the ideas that were discussed in the interview. He said, “Good and evil are not external to us in the form of God and the Devil, but internal to us… The angel and the devil are both inside us.” I agree with this statement. I believe that good and evil are parts of our human nature, and we can decide which path to take. We can choose to do good and be kind, or choose evil and be cruel. It is our internal moral compass that guides us in making these decisions.

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