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Ayatollah Khomeini Issues Fatwa and Bounty on Salman Rushdie

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
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Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini sentences author Salman Rushdie to death for publishing The Satanic Verses, which many Muslims regarded as insulting to the Prophet Muhammed. Between $1 million $3 million is offered as a reward for anyone who kills Salman Rushdie because of his novel. A few weeks later, Iran will severe relations with Great Britain over the latter's refusal to denounce Rushdie, a resident of the UK.

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