How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York, on November 15, 2017.

The move was part of a landmark agreement with the United Kingdom. Iran issued a public guarantee not to push for Rushdie’s murder in exchange for an upgrade in diplomatic relations between London and Tehran. But there was a catch. The murderous 1989 decree over …

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