The Threat of Death

By posted at 10:00 am on September 11, 2012 1

The New Yorker has published the chapter of Salman Rushdie’s forthcoming memoir, Joseph Anton, that describes the circumstances of his life immediately after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s spiritual leader in 1989, called for his execution by proclaiming a fatwā on the writer, after the controversial treatment of Islamic history and the Prophet Muhammad in The Satanic Verses. PEN American, by the way, accepts donations online.

The Millions' future depends on your support. Become a member today!

Share this article

More from the Millions

One Response to “The Threat of Death”

  1. A Different Look at “The Satanic Verses” – dinosaur future
    at 12:25 am on September 12, 2012

    […] the New Yorker‘s excerpting of a chapter from Salman Rushdie‘s upcoming memoir, Joseph Anton, Sameer Rahim at The Telegraph recalls […]

Post a Response

Comments with unrelated links will be deleted. If you'd like to reach our readers, consider buying an advertisement instead.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments that do not add to the conversation will be deleted at our discretion.

NEW COMMENTING RULE: Comments may be held for moderation and/or deleted. Whitelisted commenters will see their comments appear immediately. Don't be a jerk. We reserve the right to delete your comment or revoke commenting privileges for any reason we want.