What is The Satanic Verses about? Why Salman Rushdie’s Book Is Controversial

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On Friday, Hadi Matar, 24, attacked Salman Rushdie, 75, when the author was speaking at an event in New York.

The author, who was stabbed and evacuated to the hospital, is believed to be “on the road to recovery,” despite the fact that his wounds are very serious and he may lose an eye.

The attack from last week was not the first time the life of the British author of Indian descent had been threatened. There were multiple attempts made on Rushdie’s life because of his novel, The Satanic Verses.

He was given a death sentence for blasphemy by Iran’s previous dictator Ayatollah Khomeini, who also put a £2.5 million premium on his head.

And after the attack in New York, the foreign ministry spokesman for Iran, Nasser Kanaani, said, “We do not feel that anyone deserves blame and accusations save him and his supporters.” In this way, no one can reasonably accuse Iran.

To whom does Salman Rushdie refer?

Ahmed In 1947, on June 19th, Salman Rushdie was born, two months before India’s independence on August 15th.

Studying history at King’s College, Cambridge was a great opportunity for him. Rushdie began his career in advertising before switching to writing.

It was his fourth novel overall, following Grimus (1975), Midnight’s Children (1981), and Shame (1989). (1983). Because of it, he became a household name overnight and was awarded the Booker Prize.

The Satanic Verses: What’s It All About?

The prophet Mohammad, founder of Islam, served as an inspiration for this parody novel released in 1988, which mocks the Koran’s description of his prophesies. The story centers on two Muslim Indians who meet on a flight from Bombay to London. Bombs are detonated and the plane is blown up over the English Channel after Sikh militants seize the airliner. After the bomb goes off, one of them becomes the archangel Gabriel, while the other becomes the devil.

Many Muslims find the book to be blasphemous due to the dream sequences experienced by the character who turns into the angel Gabriel, which include a revisionist history of the origin of Islam.

The dream’s protagonist, Mahound (perhaps based on Mohammed), seeks to establish a monotheistic faith in a city where other deities coexist. After seeing a vision in which he is granted permission to worship three goddesses, he subsequently realizes that the revelation was actually from the devil and renounces his decision.

The reception of The Satanic Verses was…

Since it presented a rewritten origin myth of Islam, many Muslims saw The Satanic Verses as heretical.

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa (decree of death) on Salman Rushdie after the book was banned and riots broke out in Iran, India, and Pakistan. There was a reward for his death, and many British Muslims agreed with the verdict.

Hitoshi Igarashi, a Japanese translator of The Satanic Verses, was assassinated in 1991, and the book was banned in other nations with sizable Muslim populations.

In order to avoid being killed, Rushdie went into hiding with Scotland Yard’s protection and had to relocate 56 times in three months. The author spent nearly a decade in hiding, during which time he continued writing and eventually made public appearances, at which point he became an outspoken supporter of the right to free expression.

The governments of Iran and Pakistan voiced their disapproval of his knighthood in 2007.

Even though Rushdie claimed to be living a “relatively normal” life in the weeks leading up to the attack, the fatwa against him was never lifted…..S££ MOR£

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