Did benighted Brits knight Rushdie?

Is it possible that the powers-that-be in Great Britain didn’t know what they were doing when they sought to honor Salman Rushdie with knighthood? It is not only possible, it seems likely. At NRO’s Corner, Stanley Kurtz has been following the stories suggesting the Brits had something completely different than a “cartoon statement” in mind. Kurtz reports:

Apparently, the committee that recommended Salman Rushdie for a knighthood had no idea that Rushdie

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