Japanese Scholar Hitoshi Igarashi Stabbed to Death for Translating Rushdie's Novel The Satanic Verses

Japanese Scholar Hitoshi Igarashi Stabbed to Death for Translating Rushdie's Novel The Satanic Verses

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Hitoshi Igarashi, a Japanese scholar of Arabic and Persian literature and history, is stabbed to death in his office at the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki. Igarashi has translated Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses, and for this reason he has been condemned to death by Muslim extremists.

The fatwa from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini doesn't just apply to "the author of the Satanic Verses book, which is against Islam, the Prophet and the Qur'an" but also to "all those involved in its publication who are aware of its content."

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