No reason for a party!
February 14th 1989, marks the date where theoterrorism became a phenomenon which had a global impact for the first time in recorded history.
On that day, Ayatollah Khomeini calls out a fatwā (a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority) on Salman Rushdie for publishing "The Satanic Verses", which in turn became one of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written.
Due to this fatwā, Rushdie had to go into hiding, and has been in hiding ever since. Initially, a 2 million dollar reward was put on his head but has since then been raised to 3.3 million. There has been one failed attempt on his life, on August 3, 1989, during which the attacker Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh blew himself up because his book bomb (!) loaded with RDX explosives went off too early.
Dutch writer, columnist, publicist, and philosopher Paul Bernard Cliteur published his latest book "Theoterrorism v. Freedom of Speech" on the 14th of February, 2019 which is exactly 30 years later. He takes us to a world where theoterrorism in conjunction with political correctness is generating a crippling effect on free speech and sometimes even free thought!
The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie
Theoterrorism v. Freedom of Speech
by: Paul Cliteur