How Salman Rushdie s Satanic Verses has shaped our society It s years since Iran s religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini pronounced a death sentence on Salman Rushdie for insulting Islam with his novel The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses controversy The Satanic Verses controversy, also known as the Rushdie Affair, was the heated and frequently violent reaction of Muslims to the publication of Salman Rushdie s novel The Satanic Verses, which was first published in the United Kingdom in and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. Salman Rushdie sentenced to death WorldCat Get this from a library Salman Rushdie sentenced to death William J Weatherby A biography of the author of The Satanic Verses describing his life and the Salman Rushdie Sentenced to Death W J Weatherby Salman Rushdie Sentenced to Death W J Weatherby on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Chronicles Rushdie s extraordinary life, reveals how the fierce controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses has affected him Salman Rushdie Sentenced to Death PublishersWeekly Unlike The Rushdie File by Lisa Appignanesi and Sara Maitland Syracuse Univ , which is a book of record, and Daniel Pipes s The Rushdie Affair Birch Lane , a semischolarly study of the worldwid Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Salman Rushdie death I inform the proud Muslim people of the world that the author of the Satanic Verses book which is against Islam, the Prophet and the Koran, and all involved in its publication who were aware of its content, are sentenced to death. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini FATWA issued February, against Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie Sentenced to Death by William J Weatherby Salman Rushdie has ratings and review Published January st by Carroll Graf Publishers, pages, Unknown Binding Joseph Anton A Memoir Salman Rushdie Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie Danish Edition Joseph Anton Brazilian On February , Valentine s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini. AT LUNCH WITH Salman Rushdie Sentenced to Death but Jan , Mr Rushdie agrees that the book wouldn t have had exactly the same shape if the fatwa hadn t happened, but stresses that the novel s themes go beyond his own problems. Salman Rushdie Encyclopedia Salman Rushdie The Indian British author Ahmed Salman Rushdie born was a political parablist whose work often focused on outrages of history and particularly of religions His book The Satanic Verses earned him a death sentence from the Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini .