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Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses 'would not be published today'

17 September 2012 Last updated at 23:59 BST

Sir Salman Rushdie has said he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of "fear and nervousness".

The writer said the banning of his book in many countries and the subsequent threats on his life had created a "long-term chilling effect".

Will Gompertz reports.