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I'll ring the bell. Let's

I'll ring the bell.

Let's talk about literature.

The subject topic?

Salman Rushdie's book, "The Satanic Verses."

The publication of The Satanic Verses in September 1988 caused immediate controversy in the Islamic world because of what was seen by some to be an irreverent depiction of the prophet Muhammad....

The publication of the book and the fatwā sparked violence around the world, with bookstores firebombed. Muslim communities in several nations in the West held public rallies, burning copies of the book. Several people associated with translating or publishing the book were attacked, seriously injured, and even killed.


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