Fatwa on Salman Rushdie renewed with bounty compiled by Iranian media

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  1. Zeke's Chaingun

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    Yup, it's ridiculous.
     
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    Question:
    Not read Rushdie's books , so if he didn't have a fatwa would he have attained as much Western notoriety purely for his ability?
     
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    Would any writer? A country declared war in him and assisnated his publishers
     
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    I meant, absent the Fatwa, would he have become a cause celbre and be considered a gifted writer?
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie#Major_literary_work

    The Booker Prize and Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger seem to be pretty impressive accomplishments that came before The Satanic Verses so I it's safe to assume he was considered a gifted writer of note before the Fatwa but he obviously wouldn't;t have been as famous without the Fatwa.
     
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    Not in my opinion. Can't imagine he'd have been a hit with the ladies either.

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    I always thought Fatwas like these were fu*king ridiculous...

    I mean, a guy writes a book, called the Satantic Verses...it wasn't really a condemnation of Muhammad, and Rushdie gets a Fatwa and a bounty on his head.

    Muslims kills Muslims in the tens of thousands...do we see many Fatwas against barbaric acts of mass murder ?

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    Not to mention that at this time its a really bad look for Iran to pull this stunt while they're supposed to be opening up to the world.

    "Guys, we're not so bad but we still want to KILL SALMAN RUSHDIE!"

    I remember reading somewhere that the IRGC was actually against the nuke deal so this sort of move isn't so surprising if that's true.
     
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    Ayatollah Khamenei has terminal cancer and the iranian public opinion is in favor of opening to the world, this is the Iranian version of republicans trying to sabotage progress through being retarded.
     
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    I thought about making that very same comparison but I didn't start another Republican vs Democrat spat here. But yes it certainly looks that way. At least our obstructionist nuts aren't putting a bounty out.

    EDIT: If Khamenei is set to go who will replace him? He was chosen by Khomeini himself so of course that decision held weight and legitimacy but does Khamenei hold the same clout in Iran? I doubt it and if so who comes next?
     
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    Why I find it surprising is Khamenei was allegedly for the nuke deal but also seems to be behind the crying soldiers and this.
     
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    Ayatollahs are chosen like Popes, by a group of 88 clerics.

    Khamenei wasnt even elegible for the position since he wasnt a great Ayatollah, the assembly is certainly one of the most powerful organs in the iranian system, they are probably more powerful than the supreme leader position due to their religious influence.
     
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    Khamenei is not an all powerful dictator like Saddam he was chosen by an assembly of clerics and he is still bound by religious tradition.

    A better example would be like the Pope without the infalibility, individually he may be the most powerful person in Iran but overall he is weaker by the assembly of clerics.

    Khomeini for example had to can Montazeri to save the revolution, and that almost led to the breakdown of the theocracy, but Khomeini was a grand ayatollah and everyone loved him.
     
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    I imagine appealing to rural anti-western conservatism/nationalism in Iran is a bit like Cruz and his machine gun bacon.
    It's an election year...

    Second thoughts on the Fatwa on Rushdie... I wonder if he would have copped it if he wasn't born with such a permanently smug look on his mug.
     
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    I know that in a strict, legal sense the assembly isn't accountable to the people but is it possible that they can see where the winds of change are headed and might moderate themselves and pick a slightly more moderate Supreme leader or do they give zero shits about the people and their opinions?
     

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