The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West

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Carol Publishing Group, 1990 - History - 269 pages
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Daniel Pipes, Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, explains why the publication of The Satanic Verses became a cataclysmic event, with far-reaching consequences. Pipes details what the fundamentalists perceived, and what the novel actually said, that proved so offensive to some Muslims.

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There has been a sudden deluge of books about Salman Rushdie and the attempt to silence him. This book, written by an expert on Middle East politics, is one of the better ones. Besides recounting the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
15
A MAN OF THE LEFT
41
HOW IS THE BOOK BLASPHEMOUS?
53
Copyright

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 Daniel Pipes is director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. 

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