The Rushdie fatwa

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UK sales of The Satanic Verses surge after Rushdie stabbing
Publisher Vintage has ordered a reprint following rush to buy the 1988 novel in the wake of the attack on the author earlier this month

Sarah Shaffi

23, Aug, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Hundreds of authors to read from Salman Rushdie’s works in show of solidarity
The ‘Stand with Salman’ event in New York mirrors a public reading of The Satanic Verses that took place after the fatwa was issued in 1989

Sarah Shaffi

17, Aug, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Salman Rushdie fatwa causes outrage | Letter from AC Grayling, Peter Tatchell and 100 others
Letter: We stand with Rushdie and the many Iranian freethinkers and writers languishing in prison


25, Feb, 2016 @7:45 PM

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Martin Amis describes arguing with Prince Charles over Rushdie fatwa
Author recalls dinner party contretemps with Charles over death threats to Satanic Verses author

Alison Flood

15, Apr, 2014 @12:44 PM

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The Satanic Verses: the sentence goes on
Twenty-five years after the fatwa, Salman Rushdie is safer but not safe, and speech for other writers is far from free

Richard Lea

14, Feb, 2014 @9:56 AM

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Will Iran shoot itself in the foot with a video game about Rushdie?

David Mitchell: Iranian plans to make a computer game about Salman Rushdie could backfire, as its population start to see the world through his eyes

David Mitchell

30, Jun, 2012 @11:05 PM

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Salman Rushdie fatwa turned into Iranian video game

The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict unveiled as Tehran hosts games expo

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

26, Jun, 2012 @6:33 PM

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Salman Rushdie reveals details of fatwa memoir

Joseph Anton – the pseudonym adopted by the novelist while in hiding from death threats over The Satanic Verses – will be published in September

Alison Flood

12, Apr, 2012 @10:53 AM

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Gandhi clan scours India's largest state for votes among Muslims and outcast

The Congress party of Nehru and Indira Gandhi is accused of sacrificing free speech to make a comeback in India's most populous state

Jason Burke in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

05, Feb, 2012 @12:07 AM

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Salman Rushdie has found peace – but the Satanic Verses 'affair' won't go away

The terror of Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa has faded but the challenge it posed to artistic freedom has not, as a brush with the Indian authorities has shown

Nick Cohen

29, Jan, 2012 @12:04 AM

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Cleric calls for Salman Rushdie to be barred from India
Satanic Verses author's scheduled appearance at Jaipur literary festival meets opposition from Muslim seminary

Jason Burke in Delhi and Alison Flood

10, Jan, 2012 @2:52 PM

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Salman Rushdie at work on fatwa memoir

Author reveals he is already 100 pages into his account of being driven into hiding after publication of The Satanic Verses

Benedicte Page

12, Oct, 2010 @12:10 PM

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