Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Salman Rushdie

The mad Mullahs who run Iran have "reaffirmed" the fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie.

On the anniversary of the fatwa issued by Khomeini in 1989 for the execution of Indian-born British novelist Salman Rushdie, the Iranian regime yesterday reaffirmed the need to execute “this irrevocable decree” and raised the prize for Rushdie’s head.

The paramilitary arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said in a statement published in the state-owned Islamic Republic newspaper that “the sentence against this apostate and mercenary writer remains in force.” The statement added: “The author of Satanic Verses will burn in the fire of fury and vengeance of Muslims and will be punished for his vile and treacherous act.”

Ayatollah Hassan Sanei, a powerful cleric who runs the state-owned 15 Khordad Foundation, declared that the decree against Rushdie and the three-million-dollar prize his foundation had offered to Rushdie’s would-be executioner were still valid.


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