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The Satanic Verses #325545

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini reported urging Moslems to track and kill author and pubs. of book "The Satanic Verses" because it insults prophet Mohammed and Islamic religion; scenes shown of book burning. [Author Salman RUSHDIE - comments on death threat.] Moslems in Pakistan noted storming United States information office and demanding that book not be publisher in US. [British Moslem spokesperson Hesham el ESSAWY - comments.] [Moslem activist Ikbar SAKRANIE - comments on book.] Controversy compared to that surrounding film "The Last Temptation of Christ". [RUSHDIE - says Islamic fundamentalists need to be criticized.] Tehran radio reported urging Hizballah to prevent book's publisher in US.

Rather, Dan;
Fenton, Tom

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