Monday, November 15, 2010

Writer Rushdie slams US snooping into bookstore, library records

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Noted author Salman Rushdie has called on Congress to strike down a section of the anti-terror Patriot Act laws allowing federal officials to monitor the book-buying and library-borrowing habits of US citizens.

Rushdie, president of the PEN American Center, a US writers' advocacy group, at a press conference at the House of Representatives on Wednesday, expressed concern "about the way in which government institutions are noseying into what should be personal creative space."

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