Salman Rushdie, author of the Satanic Verses.

Islamist-bullying on Rushdie book continues

Salman Rushdie’s best-known novel, The Satanic Verses, is back in the news.

Twenty-seven years ago, when Ayatollah Khomeni issued a fatwa asking ordinary Muslims to kill Rushdie on charges of blasphemy against Islam, he fired the first shot in the war of ideas that today pits global Islamists against Western civilization.

English novelist and screenwriter Ian MacEwan best described the 1988 “Rushdie Affair” as the “opening chapter in a new unhappy book of modern history.”

  • Exile1981

    No the fatwa against rushdie was not the 1st chapter, it was a minor foot note in the 1400 year history called “how muslims behave like animals and monsters”

  • barryjr

    I haven’t read the book but I will get it on my Kindle now just to see what the fuss is all about. I have my suspicions that the whining is about nothing more than what I have read about other religious leaders. What I have an issue with is how frightened everybody is of these thugs. It’s time the world got some balls and just told the Islamists to either grow up or ESAD.

    • BillyHW

      Please tell me you were born practically yesterday.

  • BillyHW

    Muslims hate the truth.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The funny thing is that Rushdie is unreadable.