Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by WorldAffairs

Joseph Anton What would life be like if you had to change your name as protection from a death sentence? In 1989, a fatwa (religious edict) was issued against Salman Rushdie by the Ayatollah Khomeini because of his book The Satanic Verses, which was felt to contain blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammad. Rushdie went into hiding for almost 12 years. His protectors asked him to change his . . . more »

Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by WorldAffairs

Joseph Anton What would life be like if you had to change your name as protection from a death sentence? In 1989, a fatwa (religious edict) was issued against Salman Rushdie by the Ayatollah Khomeini because of his book The Satanic Verses, which was felt to contain blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammad. Rushdie went into hiding for almost 12 years. His protectors asked him to change his . . . more »

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