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While Rushdie's First Amendment freedoms are important, we have tended to promote him and his book with little acknowledgment that it is a direct insult to those millions of Moslems whose sacred beliefs have been violated and are suffering in restrained silence the added embarrassment of the Ayatollah's irresponsibility.

The publication of Salman Rushdie's fourth novel The Satanic Verses in September 1988 released an unforeseen process of reaction and protest against and for the novel and its author. The protests against the book concentrated on the issue of alleged blasphemy against Islam while those defending it argued for freedom of expression. The protest culminated in the fatwa, or a legal statement, by Ayatollah Khomeini on Rushdie, condemning him to death for intentionally opposing Islam:

Yet, however hypocritical liberal arguments may sometimes have seemed, and notwithstanding the fact that most free speech advocates accepted that the line had to be drawn somewhere, there was nevertheless an acceptance that speech was an inherent good, the fullest extension of which was a necessary condition for the elucidation of truth, the expression of moral autonomy, the maintenance of social progress and the development of other liberties. Restrictions on free speech were seen as the exception rather than the norm.


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