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Fatwa call on Salman Rushdie

Title
Fatwa call on Salman Rushdie
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
14 Feb 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:01:36
Description
George Matheson reports on Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declaring a fatwa (death sentence) on Salman Rushdie and the publishers of his controversial book, The Satanic Verses. 5 people have already died in riots in Pakistan over the book. Rushdie says he is appalled by the fatwa and it is mob rule; Sayed Abdul Quddus, head of British Muslims, says Rushdie deserves to be hanged. For Update programme.
Contributors
Salman Rushdie; George Matheson; Sayed Abdul Quddus
Keywords
Books; Authors; Iran; Deaths; Pakistan; Freedom of expression; Riots; Publishers; Islam; Freedom of speech; Muslims; Update (radio programme); The Satanic Verses; Controversial literature; Fatwa; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

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