03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UK Government Defends Rushdie Knighthood As Iran, Pakistan Protest

Britain stands by its decision to honour author Salman Rushdie, despite protests by Pakistan and Iran, Home Secretary John Reid has said.

While agreeing it was "sensitive", the right to express opinions was "of over-riding value" to society, he said.

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