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Daily Briefing:’WE ARE NOT ALL RUSHDIE’

“I would like to inform all the intrepid Muslims in the world … that the author of the book titled The Satanic Verses, which has been compiled, printed, and published in opposition to Islam, the Prophet, and the Qur’an, as well as those publishers who were aware of its contents, have been declared madhur el-dam [‘those whose blood must be shed’]. I call on all zealous Muslims to execute them quickly, wherever they find them, so that no one will dare to insult Islam again.” Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Feb. 14, 1989 (European Eye on Radicalism, Jan. 17, 2022)


Rushdie’s Stabbing Suspect Sympathetic to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Business Standard, Aug. 13, 2022The 24-year-old man detained in connection with the stabbing of Mumbai-born controversial author Salman Rushdie was sympathetic to “Shia extremism” and the causes of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a media report.


Iran Is Serious About Its Promise Of ‘Death to Israel’ – Opinion:  Catherine Perez-Shakdam, Jerusalem Post, Aug. 13, 2022 

Salman Rushdie and the Cult of Offense:  Graeme Wood, MSN, Aug. 14, 2022

We Ignored Salman Rushdie’s Warning:  Bari Weiss, Common Sense with Bari Weiss, Aug. 13, 2022

What the U.S. Gets Wrong About Iran:  Karim Sadjadpour, NY Times, Aug. 12, 2022


For Further Reference:

Salman Rushdie’s ‘Defiant Sense of Humour’ Remains, Son Says:  George Wright, BBC, Aug. 14, 2022 — Zafar Rushdie said his father had sustained life-changing injuries, but was able to speak to his family.

Rushdie Stabbed Roughly 10 Times in Premeditated Attack, Prosecutors Say: Hurubie Meko and Lauren D’Avolio, NY Times, Aug. 13, 2022 — The author Salman Rushdie was stabbed roughly 10 times as he prepared to speak at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York on Friday, prosecutors said during an arraignment for the man accused of carrying out the attack.

Why the Iranians Want Salman Rushdie Dead:  Tim Rice, Washington Free Beacon, Aug. 12, 2022 — Salman Rushdie, the award-winning author whose 1988 novel The Satanic Verses earned him a fatwa from Iran, was attacked on stage Friday just before beginning a lecture in New York. 

Twitter Owes Salman Rushdie an Apology:  David Suissa, Jewish Journal, Aug. 11, 2022 Twitter must be the epitome of hypocrisy. It bans The New York Post’s reporting of Hunter Biden’s laptop, or bans columnist Paul Sperry because of his recent tweet on the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, but allows Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leader of the world’s #1 sponsor of terror, to freely use its platform.

Salman Rushdie Attack: Why the World Gives Islam Such a Long Rope:  Abhijit Majumder, First Post, Aug. 14, 2022Exactly 33 years and six months after Valentine’s Day of 1989, on which Iran’s religious figurehead Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie for his The Satanic Verses, a young man has honoured his decree with the author’s blood.

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