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“U.S. Muslims Urge Ban.” Article by Edwin McDowell. New York Times, 4 March, 3. At a 3 March news conference at United Nations Plaza called by the American Muslim Action Committee and by American writers who were supporting Salman Rushdie’s free speech, but were also seeking conciliation with the Muslims, {NM}}, Robert K. Massie, J. Anthony Lukas and Letty Cottin Pogrebrin represented the writers. Mailer read a statement drafted by him expressing the position of the PEN American Center and the Authors Guild. Accompanied by Craig R. Whitney’s article, “Iran Rebuffs Britain on Rushdie’s Novel.” See 89.2, 89.4, 89.5, 89.8, 93.9.