Anniversary of Salman Rushdie's book fatwa
13-Feb-2009 (2 comments)

It is 20 years since Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against the author Salman Rushdie after the publication of The Satanic Verses. The novel's launch led to widespread protest by Muslims who regarded it as blasphemous, including public burning of the book. Rushdie had to live in hiding and under special protection for several years.

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Mehdi Mazloom


by Mehdi Mazloom on

By now we know which one of them is already dead and which one is alive and spitting more books.

Khomeini brought nothing to Iran, except more poverty, deprivation and backwardness. In a single day this man set Iran 600 years backward. It will take decades for a new secular and democratic government to push Iran forward to where it belongs. His day of arrival to Iran should be marked as the day Naqba for Iran.

There is no reason whatsoever Iran could not be an economic and intellectual (and cultural) superpower in the region. 

rosie is roxy is roshan

Actually, Caviar, it isn't ONLY Rushdie's anniversary,

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

congratulations are in order for your Fearless Leader as well.