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The Salman Rushdie affair: Thirty years and a novelist later

Salman Rushdie

The Salman Rushdie affair: Thirty years and a novelist later

AlJazeera - Hamid Dabashi

The novel Satanic Verses was assassinated on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1989. Who still remembers, or cares to remember, or cares at all about the "Salman Rushdie affair"? Thirty years ago, on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1989, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, then the supreme leader of Iran, issued …

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