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The Threat of Death

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The New Yorker has published the chapter of Salman Rushdie’s forthcoming memoir, Joseph Anton, that describes the circumstances of his life immediately after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s spiritual leader in 1989, called for his execution by proclaiming a fatwā on the writer, after the controversial treatment of Islamic history and the Prophet Muhammad in The Satanic Verses. PEN American, by the way, accepts donations online.





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  1. A Different Look at “The Satanic Verses” – dinosaur future
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    [...] the New Yorker‘s excerpting of a chapter from Salman Rushdie‘s upcoming memoir, Joseph Anton, Sameer Rahim at The Telegraph recalls [...]

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