"BBC-pod ”Fatwa” explores what really happened 30 years ago."
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"It was the Iranian leader ayatollah Khomeini who issued a fatwa (a kind of religious opinion, in this case a death sentence) against the author Salman Rushdie – but the basis for the international crisis that arose was an extremely internal, british conflict. In the ten kvartslånga section examines the BBC-pod Fatwa what really happened when the satanic verses was published 30 years ago, and which track the event is set in the present."
"Mobeen Azhar, who created the podcast along with Chloe Hadjimatheou, is himself a briton of pakistani origin and knows well the places where religious extremism began to grow. Without the racism and exclusion that many muslims in the Uk experienced had probably the fatwa has never been issued, he argues."
"When the indian-british author Salman Rushdie showed up, ”difficult to like, even by his own family,” as he described in the programme, was he a grateful target for british muslim extremists as through skillful public relations work, succeeded in fanning an opinion, even up to the Iranian supreme leadership. The fatwa was not only fatal to Rushdie, the dödshotade employees of the publisher and translator in several countries that were exposed to attempted murder, but also for how it inspired both muslim radicalisation islamophobia."
"A classic episode of the sitcom Curb your enthusiasm (2017) depicts how the main character Larry David, who built a career on making jokes about everything and everybody, is planning to put up the musical Fatwa! when he himself gets a issued against him. Suddenly becomes nonsense seriously when it turns out that there are things too sensitive to joke about. But someone that can finally run with itself is Salman Rushdie who in a fun guest role informs Larry about how women flock around him to offer hot ”fatwa-sex”."
"the Joke is as gubbigt as it is liberating. In the pod notes, an extremist, with unintentional comedy, how difficult it actually is to burn a book. To be able to see the humor, not least in the religious extremism, casts at least a little bit of hope for a fairer and more balanced future."
"You don't even know who the comedian Bob Mortimer is to appreciate the heat and gravity when he is involved in Desert Island discs and play the songs that meant the most to him."
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