Iranian Group Offers $150,000 For Murder of Salman Rushdie
Iran Increases Bounty on Rushdie’s Islamophobic Hide!!!
After Salman Rushdie’s knighthood earlier this week, Iran bumped up the prize for his death.
An Iranian spokesman said the decision to praise the “apostate” showed Islamophobia among British officials.
Fars News reported:
An Iranian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) announced that it would pay a $150,000 prize to anyone who could put into effect a death sentence decree issued by the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, against Salman Rushdie for blasphemy.
Secretary General of the Headquarters for Honoring the Martyrs of Islam World Movement Forouz Raja’ee-Far told FNA here on Sunday that his headquarters had announced in 2004 that it would pay $100,000 to anyone who could put into effect Imam Khomeini’s verdict and that after 3 years it has now raised the prize to $150,000.
Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie crushed Muslims’ sentiments and beliefs and sparked protests in Muslim countries around the world with his book The Satanic Verses. In 1989 the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini issued a verdict of death sentence against him for blasphemy.
The move by the Iranian NGO follows a recent controversial move by the British Queen who awarded Rushdie with a knighthood.
Iran blasted the UK for the knighthood of Salman Rushdie earlier this week.
Pakistani protesters were also upset with the latest news on Rushdie.
Activists of Jamiat Talaba-e-Arabia chant slogans against Salman Rushdie in Multan June 17, 2007. Iran condemned on Sunday the awarding of a knighthood to author Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa death warrant for him. (REUTERS/Asim Tanveer)