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UK: Salman Rushdie fatwa: 30 years on

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Thursday 14 February 2019, by siawi3

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42iV2U_nsfY

Salman Rushdie fatwa: 30 years on - BBC Newsnight

It’s been 30 years since a fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie over his novel, The Satanic Verses.

How did that seismic event change perceptions of Islam and the debate around free speech? His lawyer at the time, Geoffrey Robertson QC, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Dr Farzana Shaikh join Emily Maitlis.

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight

VIDEO here 13:57


Excellent analysis by Peter Tatchell on the failure by the left to analyse the extreme right nature of ’political Islam’.