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Salman Rushdie's bravery

Adam B. Coleman: "Salman Rushdie recognized the danger he faced, yet didn't allow fear to override his work because then the terrorists would win. The art of modern terrorism is to perform a single heinous act

that directly affects a few but permeates fear throughout society so people change their behavior to avoid being the next target.

Consequently, self-preservation through compliance with these terrorists’ demands becomes normal, making the few that dare not to submit appear brave yet insane. But I find it insane that it’s seen as brave to speak freely and critically."

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