What is a fatwa? Salman Rushdie's backstory moves center stage after attack
A fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie in 1989 over his book 'The Satanic Verses.' But what is a fatwa and how has it affected his life and career?That death sentence — a fatwa — had immediate effects on Rushdie's life, spurring him into hiding for the better part of 10 years and dogging him and others around him who were related to the publication of the book.
© JL CEREIJIDO / EPA / MAXPPP The writer Salman Rushdie, in Spain, in October 2015.
The book "Les Versets Satanique" de The writer Salman Rushdie, stabbed in the United States on Friday August 12, 2022, has experienced a renewed interest since the attack.
The attack on Salman Rushdie, stabbed in the United States on Friday , renewed the public's interest in the author's work, in particular his novel published in 1988 the Satanic verses, which earned him to be threatened with death For 30 years and whose sales were increasing on Saturday August 13, 2022. This book is behind the Fatwa declared against him by Iran since 1989.
Explaining the controversy around 'Satanic Verses,' the book that led to the fatwa against author Salman Rushdie
Published in 1988, Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" was decried by some as blasphemous for its portrayal of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.Maxwell, convicted in December of sexually abusing girls and trafficking them in order to have sex with Epstein, was also fined $750,000 and will be on probation for five years after her release.
Saturday afternoon, three editions of the book were in the lead From the Amazon books sales bar, which lists the books whose sales have progressed the most in the last 24 hours. And the very first best-seller of the writer, the midnight children, occupied fourth place.
The attack, which caused a shock wave around the world and international convictions, took place in a small town in New York state in the United States on Friday.
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since then, in the emblematic New York bookstore Strand Bookstore, several works were sold on site, not to mention online sales.
"People came and were looking for any of his writings, they wanted to know what we had", told AFP Katie Silvernail, department head in this store, which sells both new books and 'opportunity.
Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator, could lose eye after stabbing on lecture stage
Rushdie was taken by helicopter to a hospital. "The news is not good," his agent said, adding that he had nerve and liver damage.Rushdie, whose book "The Satanic Verses" sent him undercover out of fear for his life, was preparing to speak at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York when Hadi Matar, 24, rushed the stage around 10:45 a.m., attacked him and an interviewer and then started to stab the 75-year-old author, police said.
"Some of our younger employees had never heard of him, so it was interesting yesterday to have conversations with them, after customers had come to seek his books, on whom he was and how he has Influenced the literary world, ”she explained.
"Honestly, I think a lot of people just came here to talk about how they felt, and what happened," she said.
Salman Rushdie stabbed: In Iran, the conservative press congratulates the assailant a sign of solidarity
on Twitter, users also called to buy the works of Salman Rushdie as a sign of solidarity.
The Satanic Verses relate the adventures of two Indians whose plane is the target of a terrorist attack, and which arrive on an English beach. The first took the form of an archangel, the second of the devil.
During the story, the author gives prostitutes the names of the women of the Prophet Muhammad. He also creates the figure of a prophet, Mahound, who, under the influence of Lucifer, seems to admit that we can pray to other gods than Allah, before recognizing his error.
Salman Rushdie, stabbed in the neck and abdomen, remained hospitalized on Saturday in Pennsylvania, in serious condition.
Authors and friends rally and read for Salman Rushdie .
Friends and fellow authors speak out on Salman Rushdie's behalf during a rally on the steps of the main branch of the New York Public Library.Rushdie's condition has improved and, according to his literary agent, he has been removed from a ventilator.