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Might Michel Houellebecq become the next Salman Rushdie?

Michel Houellebecq (photo: Getty)

In August this year Salman Rushdie was stabbed multiple times. The novelist survived the attack, to the outward relief of the West. Prominent figures from the world of religion, politics and the arts offered their unqualified support to Rushdie as he lay in a New York hospital, recovering from the 12 knife wounds to his body.

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