Jakob Illeborg - Extreme left wing journalist
  Jakob Illeborg - Interviewer

Rushdie: 'You can't have a world where half of humanity runs around in a sack'


'One of the things which liberal opinion in the West sometimes doesn't understand is that there actually is an enemy that means us harm.. And it is not going to just go away if you are nice to them.

You don't have to be a right winger to think this, just because we've just come out of the end of a terrible administration in the United States. It doesn't make you a part of their project, to believe that an enemy exists.' [I hope Illeborg was listening...]

Jakob Illeborg, who also writes for the British newspaper 'The Guardian' is controversial for his radical left wing views, criticism of the Danish Muhammed Cartoons and his, as many people perceive it, hate of his country of birth, interviews Salman Rushdie about amongst other things, his latest book, lying religions and the new American president.

The interview was conducted in New York, where Salman Rushdie lives.

Part 1 of 3 - Salman Rushdie interview Danish TV April 27, 2009 - Danish introduction
Part 2 of 3 - Salman Rushdie interview Danish TV April 27, 2009

Rushdie: 'I don't know who it was, but somebody in the hierarchy had a panic reaction and felt that it would be dangerous for me to be there and so on'

Balder: It was the social democrat, at that time Prime Minister of Denmark, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen. In another scandal Nyrup Rasmussen met with the Dalai Lama at the airport as well. Now the notorious coward is a member of the treacherous European Parliament.

Part 3 of 3 - Salman Rushdie interview Danish TV April 27, 2009



Boganmeldelse af Rushdies seneste roman Fortryllersken fra Firenze [The Enchantress of Florence] af Thomas Bredsdorff:

Historien er henlagt til den sene renæssance. I England sidder dronning Elisabeth og sender et tilbud til Indien om at yde imperial beskyttelse.

Gennem diverse forhindringer når det frem til den indiske stormogul, dog først efter at have skiftet hænder, så det bliver overrakt af en italiener fra Firenze, som er mindre interesseret i at være gesandt for magten end for kærligheden, som da også interesserer den indiske hersker mere.

Og så er spillet kørende.


Politiken 3 maj 2009 - Rushdie serverer ligeret i vrimlen (Thomas Bredsdorff)

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