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Author Threatened Over "Satanic Verses" to Speak in Vt.

Salman Rushdie lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book

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    Author Threatened Over "Satanic Verses" to Speak in Vt.
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    Salman Rushdie attends the premiere of 'Midnight's Children' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 14, 2012 in London, England.

    The author Salman Rushdie who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders is going to be speaking at the University of Vermont.

    The Wednesday talk by Rushdie was planned long before last week's attack by Islamic extremists killed 12 at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attack has since been claimed by the Yemen-based group Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

    Rushdie is scheduled to speak about his 1990 children's book, "Haroun and the Sea of Stories." He is expected to address the attacks on Charlie Hebdo.

    UVM officials wouldn't discuss security arrangements. But people planning to attend are being told that as with some campus events, bags and coats will be checked.

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