"Cecilia Djurberg about the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the satanic verses"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"today it is 30 years since Ayatollah Khomeini issued his fatwa against Salman Rushdie and all those involved in the publication of the satanic verses."
"Rushdie has said that he believes that it would have been difficult to get the novel published in the day, but prior to the release in september 1988, he estimated the more conservative, who is ”possibly a little dangerous.” An employee at the Penguin who förhandsläste the script did not understand which religious sprängstoff he had in his hands. 14 February 1989, everything changed."
"It is easy to categorically condemn Khomeini's brutal attack on free speech. Especially for us who read the novel as an entertaining, imaginative and linguistic symbolstark story about migration and metamorphosis."
"Much more difficult is it to understand the condemnation of the page that says that anyone who insults the prophet Mohammed must die. Even if you are at the first reading missed many references and carefully read in order to understand what it really was, which was perceived as blasfemiskt."
"it is important to try to understand the controversy. Partly because so much evidence points ahead to today's polarization and the increasingly violent antagonism between islamism and the west, with its increasing right wing extremism. Partly because the threat to freedom of expression is a continued and growing problem."
"Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the broadcasting of the BBC Radio 4 series, a series in ten parts, with the title of the Fatwa that gives more background and tells the story of ”how a book forced everyone to choose sides and how we are still living with the consequences”. It is extremely interesting listening."
"the Hosts, Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar guides, with dramatic sound design and powerful radioklipp through this loaded history, with teaching beginning in the revolution of Iran in 1979. Where you must begin in order to understand how this novel would come to be seen as a ticking time bomb."
"You also need to understand that contradictions and a general growing interest in the Uk for identity, ethnicity and ”who belongs” coincided with the release."
"the satanic verses became the gasoline on the islamist movement when two british muslims, who was probably the brains behind the fatwa, planted the idea of Khomeini and conspiracy theories thrived, soon to Rushdie would have written on behalf of the british, or maybe american, authorities."
"nFram enters a picture of the book as a wedge that is knocked into the crack between the east and the west, a crack continued to widen with the events that 9u002F11 and the attack against Charlie Hebdo. In the circle, you develop a history of how the satanic verses was used for political purposes from different sides, while many – even the muslims – thought it was about religion."
"”Salman Rushdie was such a gift,” says Matthew Collins, a then-young guy who was impressed by the skinheads, ”hated immigrants” and joined the National Front. He argues that the book did to the extreme right, caught the eye of islam – ”there have been muslims since then,” he says. We also get to hear a pakistani guy, who says that the satanic verses was crucial to his utvecklingsresa from pretty secular ”dude”, to radikaliserad salafist."
"nBoken was, of course, also grateful in the black and white mediedramaturgin and belong to those phenomena that many have formed an opinion without even reading. Despite the fact that the novel is, at nearly 550 pages, the dominant frågeställnigen if it had been eye-catching brief: Are you for or against?you an interview with AFP ahead of the 30th anniversary of the fatwa comment on Salman Rushdie himself, the story: ”I'll take the Edith Piaf position: Je ne regrette rien.”"