Video: Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses Affair

Posted: December 20, 2015 in graffiti living, links
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An excellent historical documentary that highlights the trials and tribulations of Salman Rushdie as he struggled to lead a normal life under the constant threat of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa. The part of the story that most people don’t seem to hear about is Rushdie’s attempt to convince the Iranian religious leaders to withdraw the fatwa on the basis that he was becoming a more devout muslim. Obviously, it didn’t work, but it does show how much pressure Rushdie must have been under at the time.

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