Houellebecq reveals change of mind on Islam

Houellebecq reveals change of mind on Islam

Michel Houellebecq has said that "even an inattentive reading" of his latest novel Submission would show it was not Islamophobic, and that he has changed his views on the religion since the 2001 interview in which he called it the most stupid one in the world.

The novelist made the comments in an interview recorded the day after last week's attack at Charlie Hebdo and aired on Le Grand Journal programme on Canal Plus in France last night (12th January).

A close friend of economist and Charlie Hebdo columnist Bernard Maris, who died in the shooting, an unusually emotional Houellebecq said ...

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