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February 24, 1989: $2.8m bounty placed on the head of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie

February 24, 1989: $2.8m bounty placed on the head of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie

Ten days after Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa on the author for blasphemy against Islam, an Iranian businessman placed a £1.6m bounty on his head.

 
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