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Comment 12 by KAahmed: Oh please. Another cheap publicity stunt by Rushdie to drum up the haunting spectre of Khomeini's 1989 death edit against him.

As you point out, the fatwa was issued in 1989. However, in February 2009, the Iranian News Agency reported that:

"a group of Iranian lawmakers, political activists and analysts believe that the fatwa against the apostate British writer Salman Rushdie is irrevocable."

And I think that you really should answer M Murray's question, or admit that you have no evidence as to why Rushdie's not putting the festival visitors at risk is a cheap publicity stunt. You should remember that while the Turkish Satanic Verses' translator survived, 37 people died in the attempt on his life.

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 09:57:49 UTC | #910464