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Bizarre fundraising plan to pursue Rushdie 'fatwa'

Howard Lake | 29 December 1999 | News

The fatwa decreeing the murder of Salman Rushdie has been given fresh impetus by a bizarre fundraising plan reported in The Guardian. The plan “was reportedly devised by Islamic militia in the holy city of Mashhad, with backing from officials in the elite Revolutionary Guards,” according to James Meeks in the Guardian. “More than 500 Iranians have pledged to sell their kidneys to raise money for the murder of Salman Rushdie…”

Read James Meeks’ Rushdie faces bizarre new death threat from Iranian kidney sales in The Guardian.

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