Monday, August 22, 2011

Question 758: Worst thing's to Rush!

WHAT?
Following the fatwa,________________ was put under police protection by the British Govt.. Despite a conciliatory statement by Iran in 1998, and ____________ declaration that he would stop living in hiding, the Iranian state news agency reported in 2006 that the fatwa would remain in place permanently since fatwas can only be rescinded by the person who first issued them, and Khomeini had since died.
As of mid-2011, ________ has not been physically harmed, but others connected with the book have suffered violent attacks. ___, its Jap translator, was stabbed to death on 11 July 1991; _____, the Italian translator, was seriously injured in a stabbing the same month; Nygaard, the publisher in Norway, barely survived an attempted assassination in Oslo in October 1993, and Aziz Nesin, the Turkish translator, was the intended target in the events that led to the Sivas massacre on 2 July 1993 in Turkey, which resulted in the deaths of 37 people. Individual purchasers of the book have not been harmed. However, the only nation with a predominantly Muslim population where the novel remains legal is Turkey.

11 comments:

ZBK said...

Salman Rushdie

Rohan said...

rushidie

VK said...

Salman Rushdie

mundane_existence said...

Salman Rushdie.

Anonymous said...

salman rushdie

Pi.R.Square said...

Salman Rushdie

Anonymous said...

salman rushdie

Anonymous said...

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

abhimanyu said...

satanic verses..salman rushdie...wats da question???

VK Handa said...

Salman Rushdie

Aravind V said...

Salman Rushdie for the Satanic Verses