Iran: Showed love for violence in Iran, celebrating the attack on Salman Rushdie, said revenge for insulting ‘Islam’, see newspaper headlines

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Iran Salman Rushdie Attack

Highlights

  • Iran expresses happiness over attack on Salman Rushdie
  • People called revenge for insulting Islam
  • There was a deadly attack on the writer in America

Iran Salman Rushdie Attack: Iranians have given mixed reactions to the attack on famous novelist Salman Rushdie. Iran’s then (now late) supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei issued a fatwa for Rushdie’s book ‘The Satanic Verses’, punishing him (Rushdie) by death. However, it is not yet clear why the attacker Hadi Matar attacked the author. Rushdie attacked him when he was about to begin his speech at an event in New York on Friday.

Iran’s government and its state media have not given any motive for the attack. But speaking to the Associated Press in Tehran, some applauded the attack on the author, which they believe tarnished the image of Islam in Rushdie’s 1988 book The Satanic Verses. Khamenei’s fatwa is still in the minds of people in the streets of Tehran, the capital of Iran.

People expressed happiness over the attack

“I don’t know Salman Rushdie, but I am glad to hear that he was attacked because he insulted Islam,” said Reza Amiri (27), a deliveryman. Mohamed Mahdi Mowaghar, 34, who lives in Tehran, said it is pleasant and shows that those who disrespect the sacred things of us Muslims will be punished by people in this world apart from being punished in the hereafter.

Some people expressed concern

However, there are some people who worry that Iran will be further cut off from the world. Anyway, tensions are going on regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Geography teacher Mahshid Barati (39) said, ‘I believe those who have done this are trying to isolate Iran. This will have a negative impact on Iran’s relations with many countries, even Russia and China. In 1989, Khamenei issued a fatwa calling for the death penalty for Rushdie.

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Happiness reflected in newspapers

On Saturday, newspapers here had different headlines about the attack on Rushdie. The radical newspaper Watan-e-Imro wrote, ‘Knife on Salman Rushdie’s throat.’ The reformist newspaper Itimad wrote ‘Salman Rushdie Near Death’. The orthodox newspaper Khorasan printed a large picture of Rushdie lying on a stretcher and wrote, ‘Satan on the road to Hell.’

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