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    • Firoz
    • 15.10.12 | 07:57 (IST)

    Iran was most vocal against Salman Rushdie because he is a Shia Muslim by birth. Many Sunni Muslim do not consider Shia as Muslim and did not pronounce any death penalty for The Satanic Verses written by a Shia Muslim. But Iran wanted to promote herself as true leader of Islam and a blasphemous novel in eye of Islamic world from a Shia Muslim (by birth) can not be tolerated by Iran's Shia leaders.

    from the article: Salman Rushdie, and the right to offend
    First published 13:20 10.10.12 | Last updated 13:20 10.10.12
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