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Why was Salman Rushdie killed after his book The Satanic Verses?

  • Rushdie’s life had been in danger for many years when Iran put a price on his head
  • Why was Salman Rushdie killed after the publication of his book The Satanic Verses?
  • rushdie published The Satanic Verses in 1988

Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked this Friday, August 12, but his life had already been in danger for many years when Iran put a price on his head, but why did they order Salman Rushdie killed after the publication of his book The Satanic Verses?

The book The Satanic Verses It went on sale in 1988 and since then its author began to receive death threats. The truth is that many Muslims thought that the text went against sacred beliefs and considered one of its characters as an insult to the Prophet Mohammed.

Why was Salman Rushdie killed after his book The Satanic Verses?

kill Salman Rushdie book The Satanic Verses

The story that Rushdie wanted to tell was so hurtful that the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Rujollah Khomeinini not only prohibited the sale of the novel in Iran, but in 1989 he issued a fatwa or fatwa ordering the death of the writer for the blasphemous content. of his book.

The story of The Satanic Verses mixes reality and fiction, takes place in London and speaks of a religion of ‘submission’ with its prophet Muhammad and establishes some similarities with Islam, for which the text was assumed as blasphemy against Islam and Muhammad.

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