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Satanic Verses / Reaction #566922

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 18, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Reaction of Iran to apology from Salman Rushdie for his book, "The Satanic Verses", noted. Report introduced.

(London, England: Peter Kent) Worldwide reaction to book featured; scenes shown of protests against Rushdie in Iran and in Great Britain. [PROTESTER - talks about Rushdie's apology.] Rushdie's apology to Moslems outlined on screen. [Council of Moslem youths spokesperson Jarid SATTAN - says the youths will try to "physically liquidate" Rushdie.] Response from moderate Moslems noted. [Islamic scholar Dr. Hesham el ESSAWY - says death threat is a setback for Moslem world.] Sale of book in West noted; file pictures of Rushdie signing book shown.

Chung, Connie;
Kent, Peter

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