Was never about Salman Rushdie. Journalist Robin Wright explains.
This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, fact-checked by Laura Bullard with help from Hady Mawajdeh and Victoria Dominguez, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and edited by Sean Rameswaram, who also hosted.
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