Salman Rushdie has claimed an Internet “win” over social networking site Facebook.
The site, which has stringent naming policies, would not allow the world-renowned author, whose canon includes The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children, to use his middle name – Salman.
Instead, Facebook insisted he be called by his actual first name, Ahmed.
@SalmanRushdie took to twitter to publicise his dismay:
Having been re-tweeted by a number of Rushdie’s followers, Facebook finally relented and allowed the 64-year-old to use his more familiar moniker.