On February 24 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses. For Rushdie’s death, a reward is offered valued at $3 million in American dollars. Like other Rushdie works, The Satanic Verses, is an example of magical realism. However, Rushdie takes inspiration from Muhammad’s life and the Quran. The title refers to a group of group of Quranic verses called the satanic verses. This part of the holy book refer to Pagan Meccan goddesses. Such heavy and liberal use make Rushdie a target for people like Khomeini.

Book Title: The Satanic Verses

Book Author: Salman Rushdie

ISBN Number: 0312270828

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