What happened to the Rushdie book burners?

    Twenty years ago Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa called on to kill the author Salman Rushdie after weeks of protests had been going on about one of his books. Many British Muslims despised The Satanic Verses for blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad and burned copies of Rushdie’s book on British streets. This aroused strong sentiments on all sides, outraging liberals and any representative of freedom of expression. The BBC talked to some of the protesters today, discovering that some regret the protests while others do not, but all agree that the fatwa has only worsened the situation and rendered communication impossible.

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