Monday, February 22, 2010

Amnesty has no morals, says Rushdie

Controversial Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie has accused Amnesty International of “moral bankruptcy” for working with a former terror suspect from Britain.

Rushdie, whose plight was championed by Amnesty when he was placed under a fatwa by Iran for his novel The Satanic Verses, said the charity had done “incalculable damage” to its reputation by collaborating with Koazzam Begg, an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate, and his group.

His accusation follows the firing of Gita Sahgal who raised concerns about the group’s links with Begg. “It looks as if Amnesty’s leadership is suffering from moral bankruptcy and has lost the ability to tell right from wrong,” he said.

Full report here Times of India 
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