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When Salman Rushdie was 'sentenced to death' for 'blasphemy'

2022-08-12T16:33:07.445Z

STORY – Targeted by a fatwa from Khomeini in 1989, the author of Satanic Verses was attacked this Friday on stage in New York State.



This article was published on August 21, 2020

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In the name of Almighty God.

I want to inform all Muslims that the author of the book titled

The Satanic Verses

, as well as those who published it, have been sentenced to death.

I call on all zealous Muslims to execute them quickly, wherever they find them…”

On February 14, 1989, while the Western world was discovering the meaning of the word fatwa, Salman Rushdie thought he would never see his son grow up.

On Radio Tehran, Ayatollah Khomeini has just launched an appeal to all Muslims to kill the writer and his publishers.

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The Satanic Verses, Rushdie's "blasphemy"

“Writing a book is like making an upside-down Faustian pact.

To gain immortality, or at least conquer posterity, one loses, or at least compromises, one's true daily existence.

Throughout the writing of The

Satanic Verses,

Rushdie had kept this pinned note above his desk.

He had no idea how prescient these sentences would turn out to be.

He ... not…

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Source: lefigaro

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