30 years Ago, Iran called on only to Protest against Salman Rushdie - he even called for the death of the authors. Has lost the Fatwa since then?
14. February 1989: mass protests against Salman Rushdie and his "satanic verses" in Tehran. Protesters called for the death of the author, and established a Rushdie-doll on a gallows, recalls Professor Raoul Motika, Director of the German Orient-Institute in Istanbul. He lived to the time of the Fatwa in Iran:
"Muslims, who followed the then Islamic legal opinions, committed, therefore, not a sin, but a meritorious act when they kill Salman Rushdie."