Airline 'refused to take Rushdie'

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BONN - Like British Airways, Lufthansa has refused to carry the British author Salman Rushdie because it considers him a security risk, the newspaper Tageszeitung said yesterday. A Lufthansa spokesman said data protection laws prevented the airline from commenting on specific passengers, but 'Lufthansa only flies when the safety of its passengers can be guaranteed.' The paper said the airline refused to carry Rushdie when he visited Germany in August and October 1993. Reuter

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