Salman Rushdie was dead right when he described the banning of the Satanic Verses in India nine days after its publication in London as "political football".
Encouraged by the spontaneous outpouring of sympathy and resolve across the country after Gauri Lankesh’s murder, I began to ferret out my last year’s notebook. The thousands who came out in marches need a regular formation to lean against – a non-doctrinaire Left. Are such movements stirring globally? I fell back on my coverage of events, including elections in the US, Spain, France, the UK and the mayhem in virtually every West Asian country.
Anders Breivik is the creature of the Murdoch press which has throttled the Murrows of this world.