Rushdie says fatwa only a minor issue now

June 4th, 2010

Published on, by Associated Press, June 01, 2010. 

TORONTO — Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie says the death sentence imposed on him by Iran’s late leader no longer affects his daily life, but the issue still hasn’t gone away. Rushdie commented Monday on the fatwa while appearing with author Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, for a discussion on freedom of speech and human rights. Rushdie was forced into hiding in England for a decade because the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued a 1989 religious edict ordering Muslims to kill the author, saying his book, “The Satanic Verses,” insulted Islam … (full text).

Links – watch this videos:

His official website;

Salman Rushdie on wikipedia;

A Conversation with Salman Rushdie, on Research Channel, 59.11 min;

Salman Rushdie on Contemporary Writers;

Salman Rushdie’s Lecture , 8.15 min;

The Late Late Show with Salman Rushdie, 6.16 (2008), 8.57 min;

Salman Rushdie Reads from The Satanic Verses, 5.40 min.

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