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Hard-line Iranian media praises Rushdie attack

Hard-liners in Iranian media have praised the attack on author Salman Rushdie.
Author Salman Rushdie at the Blue Sofa during the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Oct. 12, 2017.

Hard-line Iranian media has praised the knife attack on the author Salman Rushdie, who once had a death sentence issued against him by the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

The hard-line Kayhan newspaper wrote — in an article titled, “Rushdie received divine revenge, Trump and Pompeo are next” — how Rushdie’s novel “Satanic Verses” was deemed an “insult to  Islam, the Prophet and the Quran” by Khomeini. In 1989, Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims who are able to kill Rushdie and those behind the publishing of the book.

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