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Episode 245 - 'The Satanic Verses': Fatwas & Faux Pas

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If the contents of a 546-page book can get one man murdered, two more seriously injured and its author forced into hiding for nine years, you can be confident of its subject: religion. But despite its reputation, ‘The Satanic Verses’ isn’t a page-by-page deconstruction of Islam. It’s a work of fiction; one that prompted the leader of Iran to call for a worldwide manhunt of anyone involved in its publication.

So how did one man’s literary skill get another man literally killed?

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Head to Head episode:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5wclhYcWaA
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