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Harold Pinter on Rushdie fatwa

Title
Harold Pinter on Rushdie fatwa
Genre
Interview
TX Date
20 Jul 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:02:59
Description
Playwright, Harold Pinter on the International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie. The campaign is attempting to keep the writer’s name in the forefront of people’s minds following the death sentence imposed by the Ayatollah Khomeini over his book, The Satanic Verses. A booklet has just been published containing statements of support signed by more than 12,000 people in 67 countries. Female interviewer not identified. Broadcast on LBC AM.
Contributors
Harold Pinter
Keywords
Books; Authors; Iran; Writers; Novelists; Islam; Muslims; Salman Rushdie; Islamic law; The Satanic Verses; Controversial literature; Fatwa; International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie

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