for the record, “Naipaul cancels Istanbul travel plans following reaction

Naipaul cancels Istanbul travel plans following reaction

from Hurriyet Dailynews
VS Naipaul, the winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature, has chosen to abandon his trip to Istanbul for a writers? conference following a storm of controversy over his past comments on Islam. But the writer who first started the debate, Hilmi Yavuz, says, ?The one being targeted is not Naipaul but me. I am being persecuted for warning the public?

Indian Nobel Laureate and author V.S. Naipaul speaks in New Delhi in 2005. The writer has pulled out from a literary event in Istanbul following protests over his critical views on Islam, organisers have been quoted as saying.? Read more »(AFP/Raveendran)

Master of exacerbation, Naipaul

by HDN
I think Naipaul provokes on purpose and enjoys this, too. But, should he not be invited to the European Writers Parliament in Istanbul just because he criticized Islam?
Naipaul shuns writers’ conference
BBC News
Author VS Naipaul has pulled out of an international writers’ conference in Istanbul over objections to comments he made in 2001 about Islam.

VS Naipaul withdraws from Turkish event after row – 3quarksdaily
By Azra Raza
The row erupted after Naipaul was invited to give the opening speech at the European Writers’ Parliament (EWP), the brainchild of novelists Orhan Pamuk and José Saramago, which aims to bring together authors from across Europe to debate

VS Naipaul’s absence has cost this parliament credibility
The Guardian (blog)
The EWP was started on the initiative of José Saramago and Orhan Pamuk, as a way for writers to come together and discuss our shared problems and concerns.

Hari Kunzru criticises Turkey over VS Naipaul Islam row

from World news: Turkey | by Benedicte Page

British writer attacks Turkish record on free speech as he steps in to replace VS Naipaul at opening of literary event in Istanbul

British novelist Hari Kunzru has attacked Turkey’s record on free speech at the Istanbul literary event the European Writers’ Parliament, describing VS Naipaul’s absence from the event “regrettable”, and calling for the repeal of the notorious article 301 of the Turkish penal code.

Naipaul case

by Nazlı Ilıcak
We left Bosnian director Emir Kusturica with a heavy bombardment of criticism over his remarks in which he said the Bosnian genocide should not be exaggerated.

A Boycott for Mr. Naipaul

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

What is it about Turks and winners of the Nobel prize for literature? Their own home-grown one, Orhan Pamuk, has more-or-less been hounded out of the country for alleged insults against the nation. And now V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born 2001 winner of the prize, has been forced to cancel a speech he was to make in Turkey because of an uproar over alleged insults he made against Islam.

Turkish writers boycott Istanbul literary event over Naipaul invitation

from Hurriyet Dailynews
A well-known Indian-British writer’s invitation to speak at an Istanbul literary event has prompted controversy due to the author’s critical statements about Islam.

VS Naipaul withdraws from Turkish event after row over Islam comments

from World news: Turkey | by Benedicte Page

Turkish writers expressed outrage at Nobel laureate’s invitation to European Writers’ Parliament, after comments he made about Islam in 2001

The Nobel laureate VS Naipaul has pulled out of a major literary event opening in Istanbul tomorrow after Turkish writers threatened a boycott because of his presence.


Video Killed the Faculty Star

Students and outside groups use clips from classroom to attack professors on politics, tempers and work ethic. What does this brave new world mean for academe? more

Melancholy man: On Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk.
By Richard Helm, Postmedia News November 20, 2010 Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk insists he’s not the sad soul his writings would have us assume,

Problematizing Kant

from Larval Subjects . by larvalsubjects

In the first section of his Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals Kant remarks that ?[n]othing in the world? indeed nothing even beyond the world ?can possibly be conceived which could be called good without qualification except a good will? (393). What, then, is a good will according to Kant? Later Kant goes on to remark that,

New Models for University Presses

Special issue of journal features articles suggesting current approaches won’t work — and urges more collaboration among presses and between presses and their home institutions. more

A special issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing being released today features a series of calls for change in the way university presses are run — suggesting that the current business model is collapsing………….


from Global Guerrillas by John Robb

…the open source jihad is America’s worst nightmare. Al Qaeda (AQAP Inspire).

Earlier this year, al Qaeda formally announced that it had adopted open source warfare (a new, extremely potent theory of 21st Century warfare that makes it possible for a large number of small autonomous groups to defeat much larger enemies) as its preferred method of conducting its insurgency against the west.

Free speech: VS Naipaul, Hari Kunzru and WikiLeaks
Los Angeles Times
The European Writers’ Parliament was conceived by two other Nobel laureates — Jose Saramago and Orhan Pamuk — and was held in Pamuk’s home city, Istanbul

Writers at Istanbul conference criticize attitude toward Naipaul

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Participants at the closing session of the European Writer?s Parliament, or EWP, in Istanbul on Saturday criticized the overall attitude toward V.S. Naipaul.

To invite or not: Turkey’s dilemma with controversial figures
Sunday’s Zaman
Turkey had a new-born debate last week over the invitation of controversial writer VS Naipaul, to the European Writers’ Parliament in İstanbul that was held

On the Naipaul issue

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre


from Dipnot.Tv by CENGİZ AKTAR

While Turkey debated whether Nobel laureate writer V.S. Naipaul, who has been criticized for insulting Islam in the past, should attend an event in İstanbul, he chose not to come.

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