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  • Author Salman Rushdie's newest work is "Joseph Anton." It's a memoir of the nine years he spent in hiding after Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a death warrant against him in 1989, accusing Rushdie of blasphemy in his novel "The Satanic Verses."

    Salman Rushdie talks to Christiane Amanpour about daily life under police protection, the loss of spontaneity and why it took him 23 years to write about living under a fatwa.

  • In the last week, violent protests spread across Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and countries across the Middle East and Asia, targeting U.S. diplomatic missions.  The provocation: a 14-minute trailer posted on YouTube for "Innocence of Muslims," a low-budget film depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a degenerate, a womanizer and a pedophile.

    It all raises very uncomfortable questions about the fine line between defending the freedom of creative expression and inciting religious hatred.

    While the violence, the injuries and even the deaths were inexcusable, these tensions come at a time when the Muslim world feels itself under cultural siege by the United States and the West.

    In 2005, a Danish newspaper printed cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that many Muslims called insulting. Dozens of people were killed in violent protests and Danish missions were targeted in the Middle East.

    The Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was assassinated in 2004 after his film "Submission" took a critical look at

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  • Will World’s Hunger for Sushi Cause Tuna Extinction?

    It's no secret that Americans loves sushi. What used to be a delicacy savored on special occasions has become a new kind of fast food, available in cafeterias and grocery stores, even baseball stadiums. Our fear of eating raw fish has fully subsided and we now consume so much fish that if we're not careful we may soon run out.

    Sushi: The Global Catch, a new film from documentarian Mark Hall takes an in depth look at how the growth of the international sushi industry, which exploded in America in the 1980's, has lead to a dramatic depletion of our oceans fish supply. Hall was inspired to make the film when he witnessed the popularity of Sushi in Eastern Europe during a trip to Warsaw, Poland, and was amazed at how fast sushi's popularity has spread.

    Hall interviews sushi chefs from around the world, as well as environmental experts from Greenpeace, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Center for the Future of the Oceans to sketch out the dangerous impact to our oceans when sushi

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