Iran imposes new $ 600,000 on Rushdie fatwa
#Cosmoread: Hardline Iranian news media outlets, a reward for killing Salman Rushdie to $ 600,000 to add up, it emerged Wednesday, 27 years after the death fatwa on Indian-born author of the controversial novel, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini was released from the East.
Nearly 40 organizations, including government media outlets, a religious edict, after the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1989 on charges of blasphemy, issued by Khomeini calling for Rushdie’s assassination raised the sum to reinforce.
“A religious fatwa against Salman Rushdie’s fatwa. Nobody in the world can nullify a religious fatwa. It has been said, it is, and it will be,” the state-run news agency Fars in Tehran on the editorial team senior member told the Times.
68-year-old fatwa against Booker Prizewinning British-Indian origin, had caused an international outcry with the British diplomatic relations with Iran for almost a decade severs. It was suspended in 1998 when Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran announced that the restoration of ties with Britain, Iranian state “neither support nor hinder assassination operations” would be a precondition as
New reward in the light of a digital media fair in Tehran Fars came to an account by an anonymous journalist. The story of a man known as Mr. Amini included a declaration, a reward equivalent to USD 600,000 for the establishment of non-governmental organizations and private donors, including money which was promised 40 organizations listed, the Times reported.
Fars, which is 100 million tonnes (23,500 pounds) pledged inventories, which also cultural and science research, miqat radio centers and training centers for journalists named on Iran were among the top three cash donors.
A religious organization, 15 Khordad Foundation to carry out the fatwa anyone offered a reward of 2.7 million dollars is called the increase of US $ 33 million in 2012, about 4 million US dollars of new money totaling brings reward.
Jo Glanville, English PEN, an organization that defends freedom of expression and for many years worked with Rushdie’s director, said: “Given the new relationship between Iran and the West, but I think we hoped the fatwa could disappear. “