In 1988, Salman Rushdie offended the Islamic world with his novel The Satanic Verses. The Ayatollah Khomeini took umbrage, issuing a fatwa demanding that all good Muslims seek Rushdie’s death.
Western response was immediate. Nations stood as one to defy the Iranians. Millions who had not bought a book for years purchased the novel to demonstrate solidarity with Rushdie. Margaret Thatcher answered the Iranians like the lioness she was, ordering full protection for the author.
Why is Molly Norris not being protected? – J.R. Dunn, American Thinker (more…)