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Ayatollah Khomeini Calls for the Execution of Author Salman Rushdie (1989) Options
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Ayatollah Khomeini Calls for the Execution of Author Salman Rushdie (1989)

When British-Indian author Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, was published in 1988, it received much critical acclaim, but it was also the subject of intense controversy within the Muslim community due to its allegedly blasphemous content. Particularly outraged was Iran's political and religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued a call for Rushdie's execution. What misunderstanding about the book's title, as translated into Arabic, may have contributed to the crisis? More...
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What a retarded regime. Brick wall
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The Satanic Verses controversy
- This is a date to recall this episode in the Modern Wolrd History as the moment when a man dangerously defied an entire religion and a Regime in which the religion and the government were forged into one thing.
- This day marked an important moment for the human right of criticizing one's religion as a matter of tolerance and acceptance.
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